Gun Shots Ring Out During Dallas HS Basketball Game, Teenager & Cop Shot During Chaotic Scene (VIDEO)
During the third quarter at a high school basketball game in Dallas on Saturday night, gun shots rang out suddenly that would leave everybody running for their lives and an 18-year-old spectator in critical condition, a police officer wounded and the unidentified shooter on the run.
It would turn out to be a 15-year-old shooter who was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
At least four shots could be heard during a game between South Oak Cliff and Kimball high schools, prompting players and coaches to duck for cover and fans to race for the exits.
A Dallas Independent School District police officer was grazed by a bullet when she attempted to confront the gunman, according to DISD spokeswoman Robyn L. Harris.
Via NBC DFW:
“To end in a way like this today is heartbreaking,” Harris said. “… It is no secret there have been countless crimes that have happened here in this city and Dallas ISD is no different from some of those actions that have happened, and unfortunately that’s what has transpired here tonight.”
The shooting came just hours after South Oak Cliff High School officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate a two-year, $52 million renovation at the school, Harris said. She said the basketball game was scheduled to cap the day’s festivities.
“For it to end in this way is heartbreaking,” Harris said.”
City council member Casey Thomas was among city leaders in attendance.
“First, I think it’s a tragedy,” he said. “I don’t want anyone to feel Dallas is unsafe. I don’t want anyone to think they can’t go to an athletic event.”