At Least 1 Dead, 24 Injured After Mass Shooting at Arkansas Car Show
One person is killed and 24 are injured after a mass shooting took place at a car show in Dumas, Arkansas, on Saturday night. One person is in custody.
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One person is killed and 24 are injured after a mass shooting erupted at a car show in Dumas, Arkansas, on Saturday night.
Arkansas State Police confirmed the news in a press release on Sunday, with officials revealing that one suspect is in custody. Police said multiple children were injured in the shooting, which took place about 90 miles southeast of Little Rock.
“A search is continuing today for others who may have been firing into the crowd of people shortly after 7 PM yesterday,” the statement read. “Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division have worked through the night interviewing victims and witnesses.”
Per the organization’s website, the 16th annual Hood-Nic Car Show was sponsored by the Delta Neighborhood Empowerment Youth Organization, which runs the community event to raise funds for scholarships and school supplies.
As reported by NBC News, the Hoodnic Foundation took to its Facebook page to say that it was “heartbroken and in shock at what took place during tonight’s car show.”
Meanwhile, the group’s director, Wallace McGehee, told local news station KARK that he witnessed the shooting and tried to make sure the kids in attendance were safe.
“Getting down, trying to get kids out the way, that was the main issue for all of us,” McGehee said. “Send ya’ll prayers, send y’all condolences.”