Police respond to reported shooting at Houston rodeo


PUBLISHED Wed, March 15, 2017 - 11:22pm EDT
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Police officers have responded to reports of a shooting at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR), which is better known as RodeoHouston, but officials say no evidence of a shooting has been found so far. (more)





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The incident began just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday when officers were called to reports of shots being fired at RodeoHouston, though details about the exact circumstances were not immediately known. Some attendees fled the scene in panic.

While police initially described the incident as an "active shooter situation", Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo later said that they had found "no evidence of shots being fired." There have also been no reports of injuries.

"Officers are scouring [the] site to ensure everyone's safety," he said in a brief update. A spokesperson for the Houston Police Department added that officers were also speaking with a possible person of interest as well as potential witnesses.

RodeoHouston, on its Twitter account, said it was monitoring the situation but notified attendees by 10:30 p.m. that the NRG Park grounds were cleared to move about as normal. "More information will be posted when available," RodeoHouston said.

In February 2011, two teenagers were injured at the RodeoHouston when a teen opened fire after a disturbance in the rodeo carnival.

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