Police say at least one person was shot in a shooting at the Washington County Fair in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The incident took place at approximately 10:30 p.m. as the Fayetteville Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at this year’s annual Washington County Fair from August 23 to 27.
“When officers arrived, they found one victim and immediately began providing first aid,” the Fayetteville Police Department said in a statement posted on social media. “The victim was then transported to a local medical facility.”
Local media initially reported that several other injuries had been reported as a result of a stampede following the shooting, but authorities have not yet confirmed this.
Fayetteville police said their initial investigation led them to believe this was a targeted incident and not an arbitrary act of violence, but did not elaborate.
However, authorities have confirmed that the suspect involved in the shooting was able to flee the crime scene and is currently at large. It is not clear whether the police know the identity of the suspect.
Officers are currently on the scene investigating the incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Founded in 1857, the Washington County Fair is the largest and most established county fair in Arkansas, according to the Washington County Fair Association.
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