Footage posted to Instagram Friday afternoon shows a shooting taking place at Dallas Love Field Airport. Nine gunshots fire, and people scatter as someone with a gun yells "stay down." Another Instagram photo shows police officers at the scene. According to CNN, the shooter was a police officer and the current condition of the victim is unknown. A witness on the scene told the network that the man approached the officer with a large rock, though it's unclear what exactly led to the situation.
In a press conference, police said that the man used rocks from the curbside to break car windows and then threw rocks at his children's mother before the officer became involved. After he moved the woman away, "the individual came toward him again, and so he discharged his weapon a number of times," Assistant Police Chief Randy Blankenbaker said. One witness said the man was coming at the officer with a large rock. The police confirmed that the officer would immediately be put on administrative leave while the case is under investigation.
Several tweets from Friday confirm that the shooting took place.
According to BNO News, the shooting took place around 12 p.m. CT. Parts of the airport have been closed and evacuated, though the entire airport wasn't shut down and the TSA Security Checkpoint was reopened.
Dallas Fire-Rescue officials told NBCFW that the man the police officer shot was transported from the airport to the local Parkland Hospital.
Dallas Love Field did not immediately return Complex's request for comment.