This past Saturday, an altercation broke out at the Texas State Fair in Dallas that ultimately resulted in gunfire, leaving three victims injured.
According to the AP News,it all went down at the fair’s food court around 7:45 PM, and the suspect fled the scene. However, the police were able to track the suspect down and make an arrest.
Country singer Craig Morgan was scheduled to play on the Chevrolet Main State at 8:30 PM, so he was gearing up to play when the shooting occurred.
And later that evening, Morgan took to social media to discuss his thoughts about the situation.
In the video, he assures that what went down at the state fair hasn’t changed his perception of Texas one bit:
“We just left Dallas last night, and I’m sure by now most of you have heard there was an incident at the state fair, a shooter incident. We now know more about the situation.
There was a single shooter disagreement between a couple of folks and turned into a shooting where some people were injured and shot in the process.
Anyway, like I said, that’s all over the news. I’m not going to go into detail on all that crap. What I will tell you is that I hate that that happened.
Someone made a comment about don’t let this be our memory or whatever … our reflection of Texas – Don’t worry we don’t. I don’t hold the actions of an individual against an entire group of people.
I’ll tell you that. We love Texas, and we are super grateful to the Dallas Police Department. I’mma tell ya having worked in law enforcement, that was one of the quickest reactions. Those guys, God bless y’all.”
He also discussed how his wife was actually out in the crowd when the shooting occurred, adding:
“I know everybody was extremely nervous. Some of ya may have seen me. My wife was actually out on the grounds when it was happening, so I ran out to get her and get her back and secured, and in the process of doing so I was doing everything I could to let everybody know to get out of there and find a safe place.”
Morgan was also sure to thank Texas law enforcement for their swift action:
“Thank you to the Dallas Police Department and first responders for their quick action in apprehending the suspected gunman at the Texas State Fair tonight.
While my band and crew are blessedly safe, I ask you to join me in praying for everyone involved in this horrific incident.”
Morgan himself has always been one to support first responders, as he used to be an emergency medical technician, and served nine and a half years in the US Army as a member of the 101st and 82d Airborne Divisions. He also remained a reserve for another six and a half years.