One injured in shooting at Mississippi County Fair

One injured in shooting at Mississippi County Fair

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A shooting at a county fair has police searching for those responsible.

It all happened Saturday night at the Mississippi County Fair in Blytheville near Walker Park.

According to a news release from the Blytheville Police Department, shots were fired at the Mississippi County Fairgrounds around 9:45 p.m.

The release stated 1 person received minor injuries and 2 vehicles were damage.

Captain Scott Adams said it's an open investigation and they do have a person of interest.

He said in the release they are thankful for the help from witnesses.

While they are looking for those responsible, parents spending time at the park on Monday said this incident could have been a lot worse.

One mother said she may not take her children back next year.

However, Blytheville Parks and Recreation Director Elroy Brown said his department has been cooperating with police however they can to aid in the investigation at the fairgrounds and park.

Elroy said it's his understanding those involved aren't actually from Blytheville.

"And so I think sometimes when things happen in Blytheville, I think Blytheville gets a bad rep for certain things happening when this comes from outsiders," Elroy said.

Elroy said he thinks the police and the mayor are handling this incident very well, and this shouldn't be any reason for people to shy away from Blytheville.

He said he raised 9 kids in Blytheville and believes it is a great place to live.

The investigation is on going.

The Blytheville Police Department didn't mention what they believe was the cause for the shooting, but the release states they don't believe it was a random act.

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