Extra security, lighting at RodeoHouston following shooting scare

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials tell KHOU 11 News they put in extra security and lighting around the grounds after Wednesday's incident to keep visitors safe.

Twenty-four hours after a reported shooting sent people running for safety at Rodeo Houston, police are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.

So far, the only person arrested is just charged with running away from police, not with firing a gun.

If there was any fear after Wednesday night, it didn't show from the size of the crowds.

"It's a lot of fun and a lot of food," said Cliff Davis, who came out with his wife and three children.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials tell KHOU 11 News they put in extra security and lighting around the grounds after Wednesday's incident to keep visitors safe.

"I did feel a lot more comfortable," said Leanne Wells, who was inside NRG Stadium when the incident broke out. "They made me take my jacket out of my bag, when they don't normally hardly look at it."

Kacy Day also noticed the increased security and extra police.

"I think they checked my bag a little bit more thoroughly than they did Saturday night, so that was a good thing to see," she said. "I have faith in our officers here in Houston and the security working here at NRG Park. I feel completely safe."

Whatever exactly happened Wednesday wasn't keeping families and their little ones away.

"You can't let those kind of people keep you at home so this is what we love to do," Wells said.

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