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2 Killed, 3 Injured In Shooting Outside Beyond Wonderland Festival At the Gorge

Two people were killed and three others injured after police said a shooter began firing “randomly” into a crowd at a Washington state campground that was hosting people attending a nearby music festival on Saturday night, police said.Authorities received the first report of the shooting shortly before 8:30 p.m. at the camping area a few hundred yards from the Gorge Amphitheater, where thousands of people were attending an electronic dance music festival, said Kyle Foreman, public information officer with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. The Gorge is near the small city of George, about 150 miles (239 kilometers) east of Seattle.

After the initial shots were fired, the suspect started moving through the campground and “continued to shoot randomly into the crowd” until he was eventually confronted by police and taken into custody, Foreman said.

The suspect was shot in the confrontation with police, Foreman said. The suspect was hospitalized for his injuries, but no further details were immediately released.

A public alert had advised people that there was an active shooter in the area and to “run, hide or fight,” but Foreman said there was no effort to evacuate the festival. The festival continued following the shooting and did not end until early Sunday morning, Foreman said.

“He was, again, on the periphery of the property. Law enforcement had eyes on him, and they were able to keep him in that area. He wasn’t moving toward the venue,” Foreman said.

Details on the victims would be released at a later time, Foreman said.

Organizers of the Beyond Wonderland electronic music festival said on social media that Sunday’s events at the Gorge were canceled.

Concert organizers described the shooting site as an “overflow camping area,” and most people who were staying there were likely at the concert when the shooting occurred, Foreman said.

An independent oversight group, the North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit, is investigating the shooting.

Hit-and-Run Driver Injures at Least Four People in Crowd Outside Guaranteed Rate Field

Tabatha Wethal
Jun 21, 2023
Athletic Business

Four people standing in a crowd just outside the White Sox baseball stadium in Chicago were struck and injured by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday evening.

A driver headed east in the 300 block of West 35th Street struck the pedestrians just after 6:30 p.m., Chicago police and fire officials said, as reported by the Chicago Sun Times.

One of the pedestrians who was struck went into the air and through the vehicle’s sunroof inside the vehicle in the crash, officials said. He was taken in serious condition to University of Chicago Medical Center, fire officials said.

The Sun Times reported that three others were also hospitalized. A 51-year-old woman was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, a 24-year-old man and a 25-year-old man, were taken to Stroger Hospital in fair and critical condition, police said.

“Our hearts go out to the four fans who were injured this evening, their families and friends, as well as the fans who witnessed the incident on their way to a baseball game,” the White Sox said in a statement. “The Chicago White Sox organization expresses its appreciation to the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Fire Department, the Illinois State Police and others, including fans, who responded to the incident and provided immediate care for the victims.”

The driver fled the scene and crashed on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 46th Street, police said. The male driver and three others in the car — two men, 23 and 25, and a 20-year-old woman —were taken to a nearby hospital in fair condition, officials said, as reported by the Sun Times. Police did not release the age of the driver.

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