One dead several injured in shooting at Mississippi festival

Written by on 1 May 2022

One dead, several injured in shooting at Mississippi festival

One person has been killed and several others injured in a shooting at a festival in Mississippi, according to sheriff officials.

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said on social media that “several” people were taken to local hospitals on Saturday night with unknown injuries, and one person was confirmed dead at the scene.

He said the incident happened at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, which is hosting the Mississippi Mudbug Festival.

Mr Jones said an “officer involved shooting investigation is under way stemming from this incident” but did not provide additional details. He said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been called to assist.

No further information was immediately available.

The festival features live entertainment, cooking contests and amusement park rides.

Published: by Radio NewsHub

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