Dallas Police Chief Eddie García addresses reporters during a press conference Tuesday at police headquarters about the shooting at Dallas Love Field.

DALLAS — Dallas Police Chief Eddie García said Tuesday the woman accused of opening fire inside a terminal at Dallas Love Field airport has been prohibited from owning a firearm for years.

At a news conference at police headquarters, García said the gun Portia Odufuwa, 37, used Monday was not registered under her name, and added that she tried to buy a gun in Texas at least two times since 2016, but was denied because of an outstanding traffic warrant out of New Mexico.

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