Mass Shooting at the Gorge EDM Festival Kills Two People

Mass Shooting at the Gorge EDM Festival Kills: Saturday night, there was a shooting near a music event in Washington State that left at least two people dead and three others hurt, police said.

At one point, the suspect shot “randomly into the crowd” at a site near the Gorge Amphitheater, where the Beyond Wonderland electronic dance music event was taking place, said Kyle Foreman, a public information officer for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

He said that officers were called at 8:23 p.m. local time (11:23 p.m. ET) “to reports of shots fired into the crowd.”

George Shooting UPDATE: 2 confirmed deceased. Live press update via FB at 1111:30 PM ST.

— Grant County Sheriff (@GrantCoSheriff) June 18, 2023

“The shooter then walked away from where the incident happened,” he said. He added that after law enforcement moved into the area “he continued to randomly shoot into the crowd and the suspect was eventually taken into custody.”

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Foreman said that two people were killed and three were hurt, including the attacker.

“We don’t know what the motives were or what the intentions were of the shooter and we’ll have to wait and see if we can find that information out later on,” he said.

Foreman did not give any information about the names or ages of the victims, and he said he did not know what kind of guns were used.

He said that the show in the small city of Gorge, which is about 149 miles east of Seattle, was going as expected.

The organizers of the Beyond Wonderland event made a tweet asking concertgoers to avoid a certain gate to the camping, but they said there was no danger.

The Gun Violence archive, a charity that keeps track of incidents, says there have been 307 mass killings in the U.S. in 2023. The archive describes a mass shooting as a single incident in which at least four people other than the shooter are shot.

This article was originally posted on NBCNews.com.

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