Shooting at Arkansas auto show leaves 1 dead, 24 injured


Ms Bass said a friend who was with her, Cory Everett, was shot twice in the leg, and she told how she drove him to Delta Memorial Hospital just down the road. There were still bloodstains in the back seat of Ms Bass’ car on Sunday as she spoke to a reporter. She said she didn’t know Mr. Everett’s condition.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock treated six patients under the age of 18 with gunshot wounds, said Hilary DeMillo, a hospital spokeswoman. Most of the patients were treated and discharged by late Sunday morning. Kris Love-Keys, director of development for the Hood-Nic Foundation, a local nonprofit that organized the car show, said the youngest child injured was 1, the oldest 11.

Col. Bryant identified the deceased victim as Cameron Shaffer, 23, of Jackson, Ark. He said local police arrested a person who left the scene and “fits the general description” of one of the suspects. But the arrest, Col. Bryant said, was based on charges unrelated to the shooting.

Mr. Lane, an officer with the Pine Bluff, Ark., police department who was in Dumas to spend time with his family, said he performed chest compressions on a man who had been shot in the chest. armpit and stomach. He was unsure of the man’s condition on Sunday.

“Just devastating,” he said.

Stephanie Fisher, who grew up in Dumas but now lives in Texas, returns to Dumas every year for the Hood-Nic event. She was there with her family on Saturday night when filming began. His grandson, Frankie Spicer, 11, was shot in the right hand; his half-sister, Aaliyah Spicer, was shot in the left calf. The children’s other grandmother was shot in the stomach.

All three were rushed to Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas and then transferred to medical centers in Little Rock.

The Hood-Nic group, which promotes non-violence, said on Facebook that it was “sorry and in shock” at the shooting. Wallace McGehee, the auto show organizer, told the KARK television channel Saturday night during filming he was running and trying to “get the kids out of the way”.

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