Girl reveals horrific moment gunman opens fire at summer camp of 250 children in haunting echo of Texas school shooting

A YOUNG summer camper has opened up about the horrific moment a gunman opened fire after the Robb Elementary School shooting.

The shocking incident happened Monday at the Duncanville Fieldhouse, a Dallas-area gymnasium, and only resulted in the gunman’s death.

Autumn recounted how

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Autumn recounted how “everyone started crying” when gunshots were heard around the summer camp groundsPhoto credit: ABC/GMA
Filming took place Monday at the Duncanville Fieldhouse

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Filming took place Monday at the Duncanville FieldhousePhoto Credit: WFAATV

Autumn, a child who attended the camp in Duncanville, Texas, told ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA, “He walked into the room and then we heard gunshots.

“Then we got scared and everyone started crying.”

She added: “They just told us to keep calm. There were showers in the men’s toilets, so we hid there.”

Another camper, Jordan, was also protected in place during the potentially fatal shooting.

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Jordan told the news outlet: “We all went to the back when we heard a couple of gunshots.

“I just prayed that nothing would happen — that he wouldn’t come upstairs where we were.”

About 250 children between the ages of four and 15 were in the field house for a day camp when the shooting took place around 8:43 a.m. on Monday, according to authorities.

Police responded immediately to the scene, in which they fatally shot a man who was firing shots at the field house, according to The Associated Press.

According to authorities, no children, employees or police officers were injured in the shooting.

Duncanville Mayor Barry Gordon told the WFAA that police fired shots within minutes of the shooting involving the suspect, who was said to be equipped with a handgun.

He told the news outlet: “Our officials did not hesitate.

“They did what they were trained to do and saved lives.”

Duncanville Deputy Police Commissioner Matthew Stogner announced that the unidentified man fired a gunshot after speaking to an employee.

Stogner said the gunman tried to go into a classroom with children but couldn’t open the locked door.

After putting off a shot in the door, the shooter made his way to the gym, which was also home to children, Stogner explained.

Police arrived as the man was on his way to the sports area, just two minutes after receiving calls where they exchanged gunfire.

The gunman, who has not yet been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

And an investigation into the shooting is now underway by the Texas Rangers.

Meanwhile, a camp counselor in charge of about 40 campers at the field home told an NBC affiliate her group was ready to play a game when a shot was fired.

Naomi Rodgers told NBC DFW another employee rushed into the room she was in, closed the door and warned, “We’ve got an active shooter right now!”

The 18-year-old camp counselor said: “We had to move them all around the room because the building is glass and we had to find a safe place.

“The gunman actually came to our door … and he said if we didn’t let him see who he wanted to see, he was going to shoot the store.”

She continued, “The glass started falling and I just started praying because that was all I could do.

“I know what happened in Uvalde and I thought it can’t happen.

“Not today. Not today.”

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The Duncanville Fieldhouse shooting comes just weeks after a school shooting was reported on May 24, 2022 at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

Ultimately, at least 18 students and three adults died, including fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles.

Duncanville is approximately 350 miles north of Uvalde, Texas.

About 250 children between the ages of four and 15 were at the Feldhaus on Monday for a day camp

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About 250 children between the ages of four and 15 were at the Feldhaus on Monday for a day campPhoto credit: KXAS
The shooting in the camp only resulted in the death of the shooter

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The shooting in the camp only resulted in the death of the shooterPhoto credit: KXAS
Duncanville Mayor Barry Gordon told the WFAA that within minutes of the shooting, police exchanged gunfire with the suspect

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Duncanville Mayor Barry Gordon told the WFAA that within minutes of the shooting, police exchanged gunfire with the suspectPhoto credit: KXAS

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