One person is shot dead and five others are injured at Mudbugs food festival in Mississippi

One person is shot dead and five others are injured at Mudbugs food festival in Mississippi

  • A video posted to social media showed a large brawl breaking out between two groups of people, the gunfire broke out shortly afterward, according to reports
  • One person was shot dead and multiple people were injured 
  • Two juveniles have been detained for questioning 
  • The Mudbug festival is a crawfish food festival that ends on May 1 

One person has been shot dead and five others were injured at the Mudbugs food festival at Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson. 

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones confirmed that one person was pronounced dead at the scene while several others are injured on Saturday night. 

The five wounded people suffered non-life threatening injuries. The victims were not directly involved in the shooting, according to the sheriff. 

Several shooters are involved and the investigation is being conducted as an active shooter situation, the sheriff said in a series of tweets. 

Sheriff Jones said that an officer involved shooting shortly after the festival shooting was related. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations are assisting local authorities.

The officer involved in the shooting was not harmed. Two people have been detained for questioning. They are both juveniles. 

Shortly after the Mudbugs shooting, an officer-involved shooting was reported. The sheriff said that both incidents are related

A video posted to Instagram showed a two groups of people involved in a brawl

A video posted to Instagram showed a two groups of people involved in a brawl

A video posted on Instagram showed a large scale brawl breaking out involving men and women as security guards attempt to break it up. According to posts on Facebook, the brawl occurred shortly before the gunfire broke out.

The scene has been secured, the sheriff said. 

The Mississippi Mudbug festival is an annual crawfish food festival that also features musical performances. The festival runs from April 27 until May 1. 

Following the shooting, rides at the festival were shut down as a large police presence was seen at the grounds. 

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones briefs the media following the incident

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones briefs the media following the incident

The brawl erupted just minutes before the gunfire broke out

The brawl erupted just minutes before the gunfire broke out

The brawl involved both men and women. Security guards could be seen attempting to wrestle people away from each other

The brawl involved both men and women. Security guards could be seen attempting to wrestle people away from each other

Sheriff Tyree Jones said that multiple shooters are being sought by authorities

Sheriff Tyree Jones said that multiple shooters are being sought by authorities 

The Mudbugs festival is a crawfish food event that features live music and carnival rides

The Mudbugs festival is a crawfish food event that features live music and carnival rides 

One person was pronounced dead at the scene while multiple others were brought to local hospitals

One person was pronounced dead at the scene while multiple others were brought to local hospitals

After the shooting, the festival's rides were shut down as police descended on the  grounds

After the shooting, the festival’s rides were shut down as police descended on the  grounds

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