At Least 24 People Injured and One Dead in Arkansas Car Show Shooting


Police have not yet released information on the condition of the injured.

Police have not yet released information on the condition of the injured.

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At least 24 people were injured and another was killed in a shooting at a car show in Dumas, Arkansas.south of Little Rock, this Saturday night.

According to the Arkansas State Police, The shooting began around 7:15 p.m., when several people shot at the crowd that was gathered at the exhibition, according to the police report.

In addition, The agents reported that several minors were also injured, and that at least five people were taken by helicopter to medical care centers in the area..

鈥淭he Arkansas State Police continue to assist the Dumas Police Department in an ongoing investigation into the shooting that occurred among a crowd attending a local car show鈥the police department said in a statement Sunday on its website.

A suspect has already been arrested in connection with the shooting, however, officers are after the other people who shot at the event. The condition of the injured is not yet available at the moment.

The car show is part of a Dumas community event held every spring to raise funds for scholarships and school supplies.according to the Delta Neighborhood Empowerment Youth Organization website.

For its part, car show organizer Wallace McGehee expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and the community at large.

鈥淔or something like this to happen, it鈥檚 a tragedy,鈥 McGehee told KATV at the scene. 鈥淲e did this here for 16 years without a problem.鈥

The candidate for governor of the state of Arkansas, wrote on his Twitter account that he had attended the exhibition on Saturday, registering voters and enjoying 鈥渁 positive family atmosphere.鈥

鈥淚 am deeply saddened (and sincerely angered) by this tragedy,鈥 Jones said in a statement.

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