According to authorities, Cameron Shaffer, 23, was shot and killed in Jackson, Arkansas. They don’t believe that he was involved.
Bullets hit at least six children, who were taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. The children ranged in age between 19 months and 11 years. According to reports, most of the children had been discharged from the hospital by Sunday afternoon.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson published a statement which, in part, read: “The shooting spree in Dumas last night at a family event represents a total disregard for the value of life.”
Hutchinson also said that one suspect was arrested by the state and the local police, but they are still trying to find others who might have shot into the crowd.
Dumas, a small community of approximately 4,000 people, is located 90 miles from Little Rock, Arkansas. Hood-Nic, a local charity known for its generosity to the community hosted the event. According to organizers, this is the first instance of the event going wrong.