In a shocking incident on Saturday night, a man discharged a firearm near a music festival in Quincy, Washington. This resulted in the death of two people, according to the police.
The event, known as the Beyond Wonderland electronic dance music festival, was taking place at the Gorge Amphitheater, a venue capable of hosting 27,500 attendees. The shooting occurred in one of the campgrounds on the outskirts of the venue, which was brimming with festival-goers.
In the aftermath of the incident, three people, including the shooter, were left injured. The alleged gunman, who is now in police custody, is believed to have fired aimlessly into a crowd around 8:23 local time, from a location quite some distance from the festival area.
In response to the event, the festival’s organizers took to Twitter to guide their attendees, advising them to steer clear from the Gorge Gate H campgrounds where the shooting occurred. The message reassured festival-goers that there was no ongoing threat in the area.
The Gorge Amphitheater, which was hosting the first night of the two-day event, is surrounded by several campgrounds. The incident is believed to have taken place in a larger campground located half a mile away from the main entrance.
Earlier in the evening, an urgent message was sent across the county by the police, informing everyone of an active shooter situation at the amphitheater and advising concertgoers to seek cover or defend themselves if necessary.
As of early Sunday morning, the identity of the shooter and the victims were yet to be revealed. Details such as the type of weapon used by the gunman and the motive behind the act also remained unclear.
The festival organizers acknowledged the incident on Twitter, promising to provide more updates as soon as additional information becomes available.