A Summer Camp Nightmare Nearly Cost Children Their Lives

A Texas man was fatally shot by police after he entered a summer camp Monday and opened fire.

More than 150 children were attending summer camp at the Duncanville Fieldhouse when forty-two-year-old Brandon Keith Ned of Dallas, Texas, began firing shots a little before 9 am.

When officers arrived they immediately entered the building, and shot Ned, according to the report.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m., Ned entered the main lobby of the building where he ran into a staff member, the police said. The two exchanged words before Ned fired off one round.

He then tried to enter a classroom but the door was locked. Ned fired one shot into the classroom of children. No one was injured.

Ned made his way to the gymnasium full of children before police engaged him. He was struck when officers “exchanged gunfire with the suspect.” He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

“Our officers did not hesitate,” Mayor Barry Gordon said noting the officers had just gone through an active shooter training. “They did what they were trained to do and saved lives.”

Duncanville Police Assistant Chief Matthew Stogner said his team takes “security very seriously.”

“We obviously understand what took place in Uvalde just south of here, but I can only talk about how we responded here and we did an exceptional job.”

An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

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