ONE person is dead and multiple people are reported shot at the Mudbugs Festival at the Mississippi state fairground as cops detain two people for questioning.
Tyree Jones, Hinds County Sheriff, released an updated statement via Twitter regarding the incident.
“Update: several victims transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries. One person is confirmed deceased on scene. Several shooters believed to be involved and the investigation is being conducted as an active shooter situation.”
The update comes after Jones initially tweeted alerting people of the incident.
“Multiple people shot at the MS State Fairgrounds, Mudbugs Festival. Conditions are unknown.
“At least two people have been detained for questioning.
“Investigation is active and the scene is contained and secured.”
WLBT 3 reports at least one ambulance has been spotted arriving to the scene and two have departed.
The situation is ongoing.
The second annual Mississippi Mudbug Festival kicked off on April 27.
A crawfish boil is the festival’s main attraction. There are also rides and live music events.
At the festival’s start, Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson told WJTV the Fairgrounds are “one of the safest, most secure areas in the state.”
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