At least 1 dead, multiple people injured in shooting at Arkansas car show

A person was killed and at least 24 people were injured in a shooting at a car show in Dumas, Arkansas, on Saturday night, police said.

“One suspect is in custody and a search is continuing today for others who may have been firing into the crowd,” Arkansas State Police said in a statement.

It added that one person was killed and at least 24 others were wounded.

Troopers, highway patrol officers and investigators were dispatched about 7:25 p.m. to a business where the car show was taking place, police said in an earlier statement.

The event’s organizers, a nonprofit group called the Hoodnic Foundation, said it was “heartbroken and in shock at what took place during tonight’s car show,” in statement posted to its Facebook page.

The group’s director, Wallace McGehee, told NBC affiliate KARK of Little Rock that he witnessed the shooting break out and tried to get children out of harm’s way.

“Getting down, trying to get kids out the way, that was the main issue for all of us,” he said.

McGehee said the group encourages nonviolence. It’s listed on transparency websites as an educational nonprofit.

This was the 16th year for the car show in Dumas, McGehee said. The other years, he said, were problem-free. Fliers advertised it as the “NeighborHOOD PicNIC.”

“Send ya’ll prayers, send y’all condolences,” McGehee said.

The conditions of the people injured and information about possible suspects was not immediately available.



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