Arkansas auto show shooting leaves at least 1 dead, 20 others injured – WSB-TV Channel 2
DUMAS, Arkansas — Arkansas State Police say at least 1 person was killed and 20 others injured, including children, after a shooting at an auto show.
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Update at 7:42 a.m. EDT March 20: One person is in custody, according to Dumas Police Chief Keith Finch, although multiple shooters may have been involved, according to The Associated Press.
Updated at 11:49 p.m. EDT March 19: Organizers of the event where the shooting occurred said it promoted non-violence.
The Delta Neighborhood Empowerment Youth Organization had sponsored the Hood-Nic event for 16 years, Wallace McGhee told KARK.
Updated at 10:43 p.m. EDT March 19: At least one person has died and officials told KARK that children were among the victims. But they said it didn’t appear to be a “mass shooter situation.”
Updated at 10:30 p.m. EDT March 19: The Desha County Emergency Management Office said officials are investigating two separate incidents. One was a high-speed chase that ended in a head-on crash.
The second happened in a parking lot where a car show was being held. Several victims are being taken to local hospitals, including a child, KARK reported.
Original report: The shooting happened outside a business in Dumas, southeast of Little Rock, KARK reported.
It is not known how serious the injuries were.
The shooting happened around 7:25 p.m. local time, NBC News reported.
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