Video: Texas officer shot running toward gunfire at basketball game

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The unidentified SRO was hit by a bullet fragment as she began securing the area when gunfire broke out at a high school basketball game

Dana Branham
Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — Two people were wounded when gunfire broke out at a high school basketball game in Dallas on Saturday night.

A Dallas ISD officer and an 18-year-old man were both taken to hospitals for their injuries, a Dallas police spokesman said.

The officer was grazed by a bullet fragment, and she is expected to be OK, Dallas ISD spokeswoman Robyn Harris said.

Police initially said the 18-year-old was in critical condition, but on Sunday police said he had been transported to the hospital in serious condition. Authorities did not release either victim’s name.

Dallas police were called about 9:10 p.m. to the Ellis Davis Field House in the 9100 block of South Polk Street, near Interstate 20 in Red Bird, police records show.

Harris said a physical altercation erupted into gunfire during a basketball game between South Oak Cliff and Kimball high schools. She said no arrests had been made and police had no suspects.

“We really need the community’s help in resolving this,” Harris said. “Because, again, there is senseless violence that must stop.”

Dallas police released two images Sunday morning of three persons of interest in the case, asking for anyone who had information about their identities to contact police.

Video taken during the game showed people scrambling out of the arena after multiple shots are heard.

The game was supposed to wrap up a day of celebration for South Oak Cliff High, which had a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier Saturday after reopening this month following a two-year, $52 million renovation, Harris said.

“People there were there to unwind for the day,” she said.

Harris said the male victim was not believed to be a current Dallas ISD student.