At least one dead and five injured after a shooting at the Jackson Festival in Mississippi 2022-05-01 04:28:52


Hinds County Mayor Terry Jones said the person who died may have been shot by an officer after “a shootout occurred between at least 2 to 3 people in and around the vehicle” at the Mississippi Mudbug Festival.

Al-Sharif said that several law enforcement officers from different agencies were working on the event and responded when shots were fired around 10 p.m.

“We believe that a law enforcement officer fired his weapon, and we believe at this particular time that the victim who died may have been from the shooting of the officer,” Jones said during a news conference.

“We believe that the deceased person was actively involved in the incident that was reported regarding the shooting and in the many shots fired,” he added.

Jones declined to identify the officer involved or his agency. He said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation was called to assist in the investigation.

Sharif said in a mail dated Facebook.

After the shooting, Jones said, at least two people were taken into custody for questioning.

The officers found at least one car, two rifles, and at least one handgun that they believed to be related to the shooting.

“At this time, we don’t know what the motive was or what exactly happened,” Jones said, noting that an investigation is underway.

“We will find out exactly what happened,” Jones said. “We will find out all those involved and they must be held accountable and responsible for this very reckless incident.”

The Mississippi Mudbug Festival started on Wednesday and is scheduled to run through Sunday. according to Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau. The festival features live entertainment along with cooking competitions, lobster eating and amusement park rides.
This was the second year that this event was held by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, the Ministry The site states.

Jones said it was not clear if the festival would open on Sunday.

CNN has reached out to the Mississippi Fairgrounds and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.