Shooting near Washington State music festival
Mass shooting near Washington State music festival – According to police, a gunman opened fire near a music festival in Washington on Saturday night, killing two people.
The gunfire erupted at one of the campgrounds outside the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Wash., during the sold-out Beyond Wonderland electronic dance music festival. Three people — including the shooter, who was taken into police custody — were injured. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said the alleged gunman randomly fired into a crowd at the campground around 8:23 local time “several hundred yards away” from the venue.
Details: Mass shooting near Washington State music festival
The music festival had advised concert attendees on Twitter to stay away from the campground. “Please avoid the Gorge Gate H campgrounds area as it is closed due to an incident that has been handled by local authorities. There is no current danger to festival-goers or the campgrounds,” the tweet read. The amphitheater, which holds 27,500 people, was hosting the first of the two-night festival and has several campgrounds around the venue, including one near the main entrance and a larger campground a half-mile away, where the shooting is believed to have occurred, according to KIRO7.
Earlier in the evening, police sent out a county-wide alert of an active shooter situation occurring at the amphitheater telling concertgoers to “seek cover. Run, hide, or fight (the) suspect.” The identity of the shooter was not revealed as of early Sunday morning. The identity and ages of the victims were unknown, along with the types of weapons the gunman used or his motive. “Our team is actively collecting more information, and we will promptly provide further updates as they become available. We genuinely appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter,” the organizers said in a tweet.