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United States: Gunfire at Arkansas car show leaves 1 dead, 27 wounded

HIGHLIGHTS

  • One man was killed and 27 people were wounded when two people got into a gunfight during a car show
  • The incident occurred during an annual community event in small southeast Arkansas town on Mar 20
  • A person has been arrested on unrelated charges and is being questioned about shooting in Dumas

One man was killed and 27 people were wounded when two people got into a gunfight during a car show that’s part of an annual community event in a small southeast Arkansas town, authorities said Sunday.

A person who left the scene of the Saturday evening shooting has been arrested on unrelated charges and is being questioned about the shooting in Dumas, a city of about 4,000 located about 90 miles (144 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock, Arkansas State Police Col. Bill Bryant said.

“All we know at this time, there was two individuals that got in a gunfight,” Bryant said at a Sunday afternoon news conference.

He said several children were among the wounded, including two under the age of 2.

The car show is part of a community event held each spring called Hood-Nic, which is short for neighborhood picnic. The Hood-Nic Foundation says on its website that its mission is to “rebuild, reunite, and respond to the needs of the youth in our communities.”

The event, which helps raise funds for scholarships and school supplies, also included a bonfire, a basketball tournament, musical performances, a teen party and a balloon release.

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