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#UPDATE: Gunfire at Arkansas car show leaves 1 dead, 27 wounded

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Posted at 11:37 PM, Mar 19, 2022

UPDATE (3:20 P.M.): DUMAS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say 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.

Arkansas State Police Col. Bill Bryant said Sunday that 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 south of Little Rock.

The car show is part of a community event held each spring called Hood-Nic, which is short for neighborhood picnic.

DUMAS, Ark. (AP) — Police in Arkansas say at least one person has been killed and 20 people wounded in a shooting outside a car show.

Keith Finch, the chief of police in Dumas, provided the increased number of casualties but said it wasn’t immediately clear how many kids had been hurt.

State Police spokesperson Bill Sadler said troopers were dispatched to Dumas around 7:25 p.m. on Saturday following a report of gunfire outside a local business where the car show was underway.

The car show is an annual community event held each spring to raise funds for scholarships and school supplies.