AMARILLO, Texas (AP) A gunman shot three people, including two first responders, at the Tri-State Fair & Rodeo in Texas before he was shot and wounded by sheriffs deputies, authorities said.
Right before 11 p.m. Monday, a guy opened fire on Potter County deputies working off-duty at the fair in Amarillo, Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas said.
Thomas said the male suspect opened fire on the deputies, striking a deputy and an off-duty firefighter, also working at the fair, and a bystander. Deputies returned fire, wounding the suspect.
The deputy, firefighter and bystander were transported to a healthcare facility with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said. The gunman was taken up to a healthcare facility with injuries which were referred to as life-threatening.
Thomas didn’t identify the victims or the suspect. He didn’t provide a motive for the shooting, that is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.
Amarillo is approximately 365 miles (587 kilometers) northwest of Dallas.