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Shooting outside Beyond Wonderland festival at Gorge Amphitheater leaves 2 dead

A gunman opened fire near a music festival on Saturday night, police said, killing two people.

Three people were injured, including the shooter who was in police custody.

The shooting occurred at one of the campgrounds outside the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Wash., during the sold-out Beyond Wonderland electronic dance music festival.

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect fired randomly into the crowd at a campground “a few hundred yards away” from the venue at around 8:23 local time.

The music festival advised the concert participants on Twitter stay away from the campsite

“Avoid the Gorge Gate H campground area as it is closed due to incidents handled by local authorities. No danger to festival attendees or campgrounds at this time,” the tweet read.

The 27,500-capacity amphitheater hosts the first event of the two-night festival, and there are several campsites around the venue, including one near the main entrance and one near the main entrance where the shooting took place. It also includes a large campsite 800m away that is believed to have existed. According to KIRO7.

early evening police issued an alert for the entire county Concertgoers are being urged to ‘evacuate’ after the shooting at the amphitheater. Run, hide, or fight suspects. ”


The shooting occurred at one of the campgrounds outside the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Wash., during the sold-out Beyond Wonderland electronic dance music festival.
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The identity of the shooter has not been released as of early Sunday morning.

It’s unclear what the victim was, how old he was, what weapon the shooter used, or whether there was a motive behind the shooting.

Despite the shooting, the concert continued while the shooting took place.

In a follow-up tweet, the festival thanked everyone for their cooperation and said it would provide updates as more information became available.

“Our team is actively gathering more information and will provide further updates as soon as they become available. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding on this matter. increase.” said the organizer in a tweet.

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