1 killed, 24 injured at Hood-Nic auto show: Police

First responders at the site of the Hood-Nic shooting.

Authorities react to the shooting at the Hood-Nic auto show.

Police believe multiple shooters caused “gunfire that swept through the crowd” at a car show. One dead and at least 24 injured, Arkansas State Police speak.

“One suspect is in custody and the search is continuing today for others who may have shot into the crowd shortly after 7 p.m. yesterday evening,” officers wrote Sunday.

Sheriff Dumas Keith Finch said an unknown number of children were among the injured, according to USA Today.

According to Monticello Live.

“Agents from the state police’s Criminal Investigation Division worked through the night to interview victims and witnesses,” the Arkansas State Police wrote. “State soldiers assigned to the Highway Patrol assisted Dumas police officers in restoring calm to the community and securing the crime scene along US Route 65 that runs through southeastern Arkansas town center.”

One organizer of the annual Hood-Nic auto show event, sponsored by the Delta Neighborhood Empowerment Youth Foundation, says they’ve been doing this for 16 years and have never had a problem. They were against violence, he said.

“If you come here today, hey, we want to let you know that we’re with you and we’re behind you,” Wallace McGehee said, voiced support for the victims.

“We are heartbroken and shocked at what happened at the auto show tonight,” said Hood-Nic Foundation. wrote on Facebookthen said, “If you know anything, please report it to the authorities. Hood-Nic’s purpose has always been to bring the community together. This senseless violence needs to stop. our prayers.”

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