20 injured, 1 dead in shooting outside Arkansas Auto Show
DUMAS, Ark. – (UPDATE 7:09 AM) Arkansas State Police confirmed early Sunday morning that one person was dead and at least 24 people were injured in a shooting outside an auto show in Dumas.
Soldiers said a suspect was in custody and a search would continue on Sunday for others who may have fired into the crowd.
The Dumas police chief indicated several hours ago that several children were among the victims.
Investigators interviewed victims and witnesses overnight.
DUMAS, Ark. – (UPDATE – 00:00) Dumas Police Department Chief Keith Finch said one person was killed and at least 20 others injured in the shooting outside a car show on Saturday night.
Speaking at MonticelloLive.comFinch said the shooting began around 6:50 p.m. He also told MonticelloLive that “several gunmen had just started shooting.”
The shooting took place outside the 16and annual “Hood-Nic” event organized by the Delta Neighborhood Empowerment Youth Organization. One of the event organizers said the rally was an attempt to promote non-violence.
The Arkansas State Police took the lead in the investigation. A state investigator said the incident did not appear to be an active shooter situation.
UPDATE – 9.30pm: Authorities at the scene of a shooting in Dumas say at least one person is dead. Investigators also said children were among the victims.
The scene investigator also said it did not appear to be a “mass shooter situation”.
Multiple agencies are at the scene, including the Dumas Police Department, Desha County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police.
Organizers of the event where the shooting occurred said it was designed to promote non-violence.
Update: According to the Desha County Emergency Management Office, two different incidents occurred. The first began with a high-speed chase that ended in a head-on collision.
The second incident happened at a car show in a parking lot. The victims are taken to local hospitals in McGehee and Dumas, with one child being transported to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. At least two victims were airlifted from the parking lot.
DUMAS, Ark. – Arkansas State Police officials say at least ten people were injured after a shooting in Dumas.
Troops were dispatched to report a shooting that occurred outside a local business where a car show was taking place around 7.25pm on Saturday.
There is no word at this time as to the extent of the injuries caused by this incident. There is also no word on the suspects in this shooting.
The investigation into this shooting is ongoing.
This is a developing story. Please check for updates.