Shooting outside Washington music festival

A gunman opened fire near a music festival on Saturday night, killing two people according to police. Three people, including the shooter who was taken into police custody, were injured.Shooting outside Washington music festival two people are killed.

The shooting occurred at one of the encampments outside the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington, during the sold-out Beyond Wonderland electronic dance music festival. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said the suspected gunman fired randomly into a crowd of people at the camp around 8:23 a.m. local time, “several hundred yards” from the scene.

The music festival had advised concertgoers on Twitter to stay away from the camp. “Avoid the Gorge Gate H Campground as it is closed due to an incident that has been handled by local authorities. There is no current danger to festival goers or camps,” the tweet read.


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The 27,500-capacity amphitheater was hosting the first of the two nights of the festival and has several campsites around the site, including one near the main entrance and a larger campsite half a mile away, where the attack is believed to have occurred. shooting. according to KIRO7. Earlier in the evening, police sent out a countywide alert about an active shooter situation occurring at the amphitheater, telling concertgoers to “seek shelter.” Run, hide or fight (the) suspect.”

The shooter’s identity was not released until early Sunday morning. The identity and ages of the victims were unknown, as well as the type of weapons the gunman used or if there was any motive behind the shooting. Despite the fact that the shooting occurred, the concert continued while the shooting was taking place.

In a follow-up tweet, the festival thanked everyone for their cooperation and would provide updates after more information was made. “Our team is actively collecting more information and we will immediately provide further updates as they become available. We really appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter,” the organizers said in a tweet.Read More……


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