A person suspected of firing a gun throughout Mississippi Mudbug Competition was shot and killed by a regulation enforcement officer final night time (April 30), the Related Press experiences. The second annual music occasion was held on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson. Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones instructed AP that two or three folks had exchanged gunfire round 10 p.m. on Saturday in and round a automobile on the fairgrounds parking zone. The competition was scheduled to proceed tonight, nonetheless it has been canceled in mild of Saturday’s incident. The Mississippi State Fairgrounds introduced the cancellation in an announcement on their web site.
Jones instructed AP that a number of folks have been transported to native hospitals with unknown accidents following the gunfire. He added that an “officer-involved taking pictures investigation is underway stemming from this incident,” and that the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation was referred to as in to help. Jones additionally instructed AP that two juveniles have been detained for questioning, and that authorities recovered a automobile, two rifles, and a pistol from the scene. Jones added:
Final night time’s headliner was Blue Öyster Cult. When reached for remark, a consultant for the band confirmed to Pitchfork that “everybody is ok.”
Pitchfork has reached out to the Hinds County Sheriff’s Division, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, and Mudbug Competition organizer Ardenland for additional info and remark.