Police shoot dead woman who opened fire at Dallas airport

A police officer shot dead a 37-year-old woman in the leg at Dallas’ Love Field Airport Monday after she exited a restroom and opened fire with a pistol.

The gunman, identified as Portia Odufuwa, is being treated at a hospital. The shooting began around 11 a.m. CT near the Southwest Airlines ticket office. According to police, the shooter did not injure anyone when she fired eight to 12 shots at the ceiling. There is no clear motive.

“We don’t know where exactly the person was aiming,” Police Chief Eddie Garcia said at a news conference. “No one other than the suspect was injured in this incident.”

Security had to re-screen travelers after the incident, but the Transportation Security Administration has since said operations at the airport have resumed as usual. Love Field said Monday afternoon it had suspended airport operations, which will resume once police complete the investigation, which is around 2 p.m. CT.

The Federal Aviation Administration approved the resumption of flights in the afternoon.

The incident caused panic in the terminal. A woman told the Dallas Morning News she heard up to 10 gunshots as she ran from the scene.

Dallas Love Field Airport

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