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Arkansas Car Show Shooting Leaves 1 Dead and 24 Wounded

Ms. Bass said that a friend who was with her, Cory Everett, was shot twice in the leg, and she recounted how she drove him to Delta Memorial hospital just down the road. There were still blood stains in the back seat of Ms. Bass’s car on Sunday as she talked to a reporter. She said she did not know Mr. Everett’s condition.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock treated six patients under the age of 18 who had gunshot wounds, said Hilary DeMillo, a hospital spokeswoman. Most of the patients were treated and released by late Sunday morning. Kris Love-Keys, the chief development officer for the Hood-Nic Foundation, a local nonprofit that organized the car show, said that the youngest child hurt was 1 year old, the oldest 11.

Col. Bryant identified the dead victim as Cameron Shaffer, 23, of Jackson, Ark. He said local police arrested one person who left the scene and “fit the general description” of one of the suspects. But the arrest, Col. Bryant said, was on charges unrelated to the shooting.

Mr. Lane, an officer for the Pine Bluff (Ark.) Police Department who was in Dumas to spend time with family, said he performed chest compressions on a man who had been shot in his armpit and stomach. He was unsure of the man’s condition on Sunday.

“Just devastating,” he said.

Stephanie Fisher, who grew up in Dumas but now lives in Texas, returns to Dumas for the Hood-Nic event every year. She was there with family on Saturday evening when the shooting started. Her grandson, Frankie Spicer, 11, was shot in his right hand; his half-sister, Aaliyah Spicer, was shot in the left calf. The children’s other grandmother was shot in the stomach.

All three were rushed to Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas and then transferred to medical centers in Little Rock.

The Hood-Nic group, which promotes nonviolence, said on Facebook that it was “heartbroken and in shock” at the shooting. Wallace McGehee, the car show’s organizer, told television station KARK on Saturday night during the shooting that he was running and trying to “get kids out of the way.”

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