Shots fired at Mudbug Festival downtown, leaving one dead and multiple injured

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Hinds County police are investigating a deadly shooting Saturday night at the Mudbug Festival. According to Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones, multiple people were shot at the state fairgrounds Saturday night from several potential suspects.Investigators said the man who died was shot by a member of law enforcement. It is believed that the deceased male was one of the suspects involved. At least four people were transported to UMMC with gunshot wounds.Sheriff Jones said the victims seem to be in stable condition as of Sunday morning.”It’s very devastating and very tragic,” said Sheriff Jones. “This is what’s to be considered a very family oriented event, where families come to enjoy entertainment and food. You have individuals with no regards for the lives and safety of those attending the event. I think that is a very coward and selfish act to involve so many innocent people that are here to have fun and enjoy themselves.” Investigators detained two juveniles and gathered two rifles, one pistol and a vehicle for evidence.The other injured person was an officer. MBI is assisting in the investigation because of it being an officer-involved shooting. “We will find out exactly what happened. We will find out who’s all involved and they should be held accountable and responsible very a reckless incident,” said Sheriff Jones.Organizers with the Mississippi Mudbug Festival will decide if the fairgrounds will be open Sunday.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Hinds County police are investigating a deadly shooting Saturday night at the Mudbug Festival.

According to Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones, multiple people were shot at the state fairgrounds Saturday night from several potential suspects.

Investigators said the man who died was shot by a member of law enforcement. It is believed that the deceased male was one of the suspects involved.

At least four people were transported to UMMC with gunshot wounds.

Sheriff Jones said the victims seem to be in stable condition as of Sunday morning.

“It’s very devastating and very tragic,” said Sheriff Jones. “This is what’s to be considered a very family oriented event, where families come to enjoy entertainment and food. You have individuals with no regards for the lives and safety of those attending the event. I think that is a very coward and selfish act to involve so many innocent people that are here to have fun and enjoy themselves.”

Investigators detained two juveniles and gathered two rifles, one pistol and a vehicle for evidence.

The other injured person was an officer. MBI is assisting in the investigation because of it being an officer-involved shooting.

“We will find out exactly what happened. We will find out who’s all involved and they should be held accountable and responsible very a reckless incident,” said Sheriff Jones.

Organizers with the Mississippi Mudbug Festival will decide if the fairgrounds will be open Sunday.

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