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Police confirm shooting outside AT&T Stadium after Cowboys' loss to Patriots

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Tailgating is usually synonymous with good food, big crowds and alcoholic beverages but, at the Dallas Cowboys - New England Patriots game last night, things took a shocking turn.

As reported by the Dallas Star-Telegram, one man is in custody and another in hospital after a shooting in the parking lot of the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium.


The incident reportedly took place after the Cowboys' 30-6 defeat at the hands of the Patriots at around 8.30 PM, with police officers having already been responding to a report of a fight in the area at the time the gunshot was fired.


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The victim, a male in his early 40s according to the Star-Telegram, was taken to a nearby hospital by air and is said to be dealing with serious injuries.

Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill reported late last night that those injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

As for the suspect, he was detained by authorities and also taken to hospital for treatment on his own injuries.

With such large crowds in attendance outside the stadium - the number boosted by the Texas Rangers game taking place last night - it may be some time before police are able to decipher just what led to the shooting.

Eye-witness claims

One witness, though, again speaking to the Star-Telegram, claimed the suspect had first held the gun to his head before turning his attention to the eventual victim.

Clarence Hill, meanwhile, was told by an eye witness that some of the tailgating crowd had actually encouraged the shooter to kill:

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