Raw Video: 1 Dead, 5 Injured in Shootout During Mississippi Festival

Raw Video: 1 Dead, 5 Injured in Shootout During Mississippi Festival
Raw Video: 1 Dead, 5 Injured in Shootout During Mississippi Festival

According to police, gunfire erupted at a festival in Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday night, killing one person and injuring five others, CNN reports.

According to Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones, the person who died may have been shot by an officer after “an exchange of gunfire between at least 2 to 3 individuals in and around a vehicle” at the Mississippi Mudbug Festival.

When shots were fired around 10 p.m., several law enforcement officers from various agencies were on the scene and responded, according to the sheriff.

“We believe one of the law enforcement personnel discharged his weapon, and we believe at this particular time that the victim that is deceased is possibly due to the officer-involved shooting,” Jones said during a news conference.

“We believe that individual that is deceased was actively involved in the incident that was reported regarding the gunfire and regarding the several shots that were fired,” he added.

Jones wouldn’t say who the officer was or what agency they worked for. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations was called in to help with the investigation, according to him.

The sheriff said in a Facebook post that those injured in the shooting “appear to be stable.” At least two people were detained for questioning after the shooting, according to Jones.

Officers discovered at least one vehicle, two rifles, and one pistol, all of which they believe are connected to the shooting.

“At this time, we do not know what the motive is or exactly what happened,” Jones said, adding that the investigation is still ongoing.

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