An Arkansas State Police report on a mass shooting last night at a car show in Dumas:
The Arkansas State Police is continuing to assist the Dumas Police Department in an ongoing investigation of gunfire that swept across a crowd attending a local car show, leaving one person dead, and at least 24 others wounded.
One suspect is in custody and a search is continuing today for others who may have been firing into the crowd of people shortly after 7 PM yesterday [*Saturday, March 19th].
Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division have worked through the night interviewing victims and witnesses. State troopers assigned to the Highway Patrol Division have been assisting Dumas police officers restore calm to the community and securing the crime scene along U.S. Highway 65 which runs through the center of the southeast Arkansas town.
As additional information can be provided, it will be posted at the Arkansas State Police news release web site https://www.dps.arkansas.gov/
Monticello Live reports that the shooting happened at an annual event known as HoodNic and quotes the Dumas police as saying there were multiple gunmen. Shooting started about 6:50 p.m. on the Fred’s Dollar Store parking lot. Helicopters ferried some of the wounded to hospitals.