The Smith County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 12:35 a.m. alerting them to gunshot victims at an event at a large pasture in Winona “described as being a trail ride, ATV ride and horse show,” the office said in a news release.
An altercation near the concert stage resulted in “one or more trail ride groups” firing shots into the crowd, witnesses told investigators. A second shooting took place when event attendees took back their guns from security personnel who had confiscated them before allowing entry into the concert, secondo il comunicato stampa.
A third shooting happened after law enforcement arrived, ha detto l'ufficio dello sceriffo.
“At this time it is believed that all injuries took place during the original shooting incident as no new victims were located at the scene by law enforcement subsequent to the third shooting,” il comunicato stampa ha detto.
Four of the people shot were transported to area hospitals, ha detto l'ufficio dello sceriffo. One person who was shot in the face was airlifted to a hospital in Tyler in critical condition, secondo il comunicato stampa.
“Only one victim remained in the hospital early this morning and is listed in critical but stable condition,” ha detto l'ufficio dello sceriffo.
Investigators are interviewing witnesses and want to talk to the event promoter and security company, il comunicato stampa ha detto.