One Dead, At Least 28 Injured in Shooting at Arkansas Car Show

A shooting at a car show in Dumas, Arkansas left one person dead and injured at least 28 others on March 19, authorities said.

The Arkansas State Police Department said that it was conducting an investigation on “gunfire that swept across a crowd attending a local car show,” killing one and injuring several others, including children.

The shooting began at about 6:50 p.m. at a parking lot where a car show was being held as part of a weekend of festivities.

Colonel William Bryant said at a press conference on March 20 that “two individuals got into a gunfight” and the victims of the shootout were bystanders.

Authorities identified the deceased as Cameron Schaffer, 23, of Jacksonville, Arkansas.

At least six children — the youngest at 19 months old — were among those injured.

“Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock received six patients under 18 with gun shot wounds from the incident, none fatal. Most of the patients have been treated and released,” hospital spokesperson Hilary DeMillo told CNN in an email.

Police earlier said the incident injured 24 people.

Bryant said officers arrested one person shortly after 7 p.m., but “it’s an unrelated arrest.”

Police are searching for two other suspects.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said in a statement that he “will examine details to see if there are any steps that could have been taken to prevent this type of tragedy.”

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