Two dead, three injured as shooter opens fire outside EDM festival at Washington’s Gorge
Two people were killed and three injured Saturday night as violence broke out in a campground at the site of the Gorge amphitheater in Washington state. The shootings occurred while performances were still going on inside the venue as part of Beyond Wonderland, an EDM music festival. A suspect was then taken into custody.
Around 8:48 p.m., the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook: “Active shooter at Gorge Amphitheatre. If at the Gorge, seek cover. Run, hider, or fight the suspect. PIO Foreman enroute to scene. Will not answer phone while driving. Follow this post for updates.”
At 9:19 p.m., the sheriff’s office wrote that the shooter was in custody. They clarified that the shooting was at a campground, not inside the concert venue, Fox 13 Seattle reported.
The shooting took place as Beyond Wonderland, a two-day EDM festival, was underway. Many festival attendees are camping on the grounds near the venue, Fox 13 Seattle reported.
Police said a nearby concert was going ahead as planned. KREM-TV reported the concert was an electronic dance music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre.
Organizers of the Beyond Wonderland festival posted a tweet asking concertgoers to avoid a specific gate to the campground but said there was no danger.
Please avoid the Gorge Gate H campgrounds area as it is closed due to an incident that has been handled by local authorities. There is no current danger to festival goers or the campgrounds.
— Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge (@BeyondWlandPNW) June 18, 2023
The Gorge Amphitheatre is a popular outdoor summer concert venue in Quincy.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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