Shooting at Arkansas auto show leaves at least 1 dead, 20 injured
At least one person was killed and 20 people injured, including children, in a shooting outside a car show in southeast Arkansas on Saturday night, local police said.
Dumas City Police Chief Keith Finch provided the increased number of casualties, but said it was not immediately clear how many children were injured.
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One person was in custody, although there may have been multiple shooters, Finch told reporters.
State troopers were dispatched around 7:25 p.m. to Dumas, located about 90 miles south of Little Rock, following a report of gunfire outside a local business where the salon of the automobile was underway, Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said.
The auto show is an annual community event held each spring to raise money for scholarships and school supplies, according to the Delta Neighborhood Empowerment Youth Organization, which organized the event.
Wallace McGehee, the main organizer of the auto show, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and the community.
“For something like this to happen, it’s a tragedy,” McGehee told KATV at the scene. “We’ve done this here for 16 years with no problem.”
Additional information, including the condition of the injured, was not immediately available.