April 30, 2022

2 Juveniles arrested, 1 Victim dead, 4 Injured After Mudbug Festival Officer-Involved Shooting

Nicole McCardle

Photo by Thomas Def on Unsplash

Update: 12:05 a.m., 5/1/21

Two juveniles have been detained following a fatal officer-involved shooting at The MS State Mudbug Festival on Saturday night, according to a press briefing held by Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones.

Around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday night, multiple shots were fired around a vehicle behind The Trade Mart Center.

Several shooters were involved, leaving one deceased and four currently being treated for their injuries at UMMC.

It is believed that three of the people are in stable condition.

It was revealed by Sheriff Jones that the incident was officer-involved.

“We believe that one of the law enforcement personnel did discharge his weapon, and we believe at this particular time that the victim that is deceased is possibly due to the officer involved shooting,” said Jones.

It is confirmed that the deceased individual was directly involved in the initial shootout.

“It’s very devastating, and it’s very tragic. This was to be considered a family-oriented event,” said Jones. “And you have the reckless endangerment and reckless behavior of individuals with no regard for the lives and safety for those attending the event.”

“It’s a very coward and a very selfish act on behalf of those involved.”

There is no current motive for the altercation.

Mississippi Bureau of Investigations has been contacted and is on the scene.

It is not confirmed if the Mudbug Festival will continue tomorrow.

WLBT 3 One Your Side Live-Streamed the Press Briefing:

 

Original Post, 4/30/22

According to a Facebook post by Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones, there is a current active shooter on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds during the MS Mudbug Festival.

Reports confirm that there is one deceased on the scene. Several are injured.

Original Facebook Post by Sheriff Tyree Jones: 

This is a developing story.

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