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Arkansas Car Show | A shooting that left one person dead and 28 wounded—including kids as young as 19 months old—was sparked by two men whom “got in a gunfight” at a car show that was supposed to be a family-friendly event.


  • One suspect was in custody, and more arrests were possible, police said.
  • An unknown number of children were among the wounded.
  • The 16th annual Hood-Nic Car Show was sponsored by a local youth empowerment organization.

Officials confirmed that Cameron Shaffer, 23, of Jacksonville, was killed, and that a suspect was in custody while police seek the second shooter. Bryant revealed that six children, ages 19 months to 11 years, were among those injured in the firefight.

“There was no mass shooting intended on this,” Col. Bill Bryant of the Arkansas Department of Public Safety said during a Sunday press conference about the violence that erupted at the gathering in small-town Dumas.

Six children under the age of 11, including two toddlers, were brought to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, and five had been released,Arkansas State Police Colonel Bill Bryant said Sunday.

Bryant identified the fatal victim as 23-year-old Cameron Shaffer of Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Dumas Police Chief Keith Finch said the car show was in full swing when “multiple gunmen began shooting.”

Police were called-in just before 7 p.m. to the 16th Annual Hood-Nic event, a charity event raising funds for children in the local community.

One person was in custody and a search was underway for another shooter Sunday after a rampage at a southeast Arkansas car show left at least one person dead and 28 wounded, police said.

An organizer said the car show was one of several events held Saturday to promote non-violence in Dumas, a town of less than 5,000 people about 90 miles south of Little Rock.

Video shared on social media that was said to have been taken at the scene of the shooting showed police and ambulances flooding the area as a man with an injury was helped by friends. Another video showed a crowd of attendees listening to music and chatting when a series of loud shots rang out, sending everyone scattering.

“My heart dropped. So many kids bleeding out and shot,” one man who posted video from the scene posted on Facebook.

The Hood-Nic Foundation, which hosted the event and works in the community to empower youth and expand educational programs, released a statement on Facebook expressing “shock at what took place during tonight’s car show.”

“Several people were shot by an unknown suspect. The full extent of injuries has not yet been disclosed. State Patrol is currently investigating the situation,” the organization wrote.

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