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Police gun down gunman who opened fire at Dallas children’s summer camp

Police shot a gunman at a Dallas-area gym where about 150 children – including children as young as 4 – were attending a one-day camp, officials said.

Assistant Police Chief Matthew Stogner said the shooting happened around 8:45 a.m. Monday at the Duncanville Fieldhouse, where the suspect entered the lobby with a handgun and fired a round while talking to a staff member.

No child, employee or officer was injured during the incident.

18-year-old camp counselor Naomi Rodgers told NBC DFW that she was about to play a game with a group of 40 kids in a classroom when the first shot came.

An employee then ran into the room, locked the door and alerted Rodgers to an active shooter situation.

“The shooter actually came to our door … and he said if we didn’t let him see who he wanted to see he was going to shoot the place,” Rodgers recalled.

Duncanville Police said they were called to the Field House at around 8:43 a.m. to report that an armed man was inside the Field House, which houses about 250 children between the ages of 4 and 14.
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According To The Police, No Child Was Hurt.
According to the police, no child was hurt.
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The Incident Comes Three Weeks After An 18-Year-Old Gunman Entered Robb Elementary School In Uvalde, Texas, And Killed 21 People, Including 19 Children.
The incident comes three weeks after an 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and killed 21 people, including 19 children.
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The counselor said the armed intruder fired one round at the glass door.

“The glass started falling and I then started praying because that was all I could do,” Rodgers said. “I know what happened in Uvalde… and I was like it can’t happen. Not today. Not today.”

The man then went to the gym, which also had children, to which Stogner said officers arrived and shot the suspect in exchange for bullets.

Duncanville Mayor Barry Gordon Told The Wfaa That The Officers Had Recently Undergone Active Marksman Training.
Duncanville Mayor Barry Gordon told the WFAA that the officers had recently undergone active marksman training.
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As Of Tuesday, Police Have Yet To Identify The Shooter Or Reveal A Motive.
As of Tuesday, police have yet to identify the shooter or reveal a motive.
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The Shooting Took Place Around 8:45 A.m. Monday At The Duncanville Fieldhouse.
The shooting took place around 8:45 a.m. Monday at the Duncanville Fieldhouse.
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The man was given first aid before being taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

As of Tuesday, police have yet to identify the shooter or reveal a motive.

Stogner said police arrived within two minutes of getting a call about a gunman in the gym.

All The Children Who Attended The Camp In Duncanville Were Taken To A Nearby Recreation Center Where They Were Raised By Their Parents.
All the children who attended the camp in Duncanville were taken to a nearby recreation center where they were raised by their parents.
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The Attacker Was Given First Aid Before Being Taken To The Hospital, Where He Succumbed To His Injuries.
The attacker was given first aid before being taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
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Duncanville Mayor Barry Gordon told the WFAA that the officers had recently undergone active marksman training.

“Our officers didn’t hesitate,” Gordon said. “They did what they were trained to do and saved lives.”

The incident comes three weeks after an 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and killed 21 people, including 19 children.

According To The Police, The Gunmen Were Badly Hit By The Officer.
According to the police, the gunmen were badly hit by the officer.
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According To A Counselor, The Shooter Actually Fired A Round At The Door.
According to a counselor, the shooter actually fired a round at the door.
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In Uvalde, heavily armed police officers waited 77 minutes in a school hall and then clashed with the school shooter and killed him.

All the children who attended the camp in Duncanville were taken to a nearby recreation center where they were raised by their parents.

“It could have been really bad today,” Tomisha Johnson, whose daughter works as a counselor at summer camp, told Fox 4. “It could have been really bad, but thank goodness it wasn’t.”

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