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Gunman shoots 3 at Texas fair before being shot by deputies

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.

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