A bloody shootout at a campground for Washington’s Beyond Wonderland has killed TWO people and injured three others, including the suspect.
The electronic dance music festival has since canceled the second day of its two-day concert.
During the sold-out Beyond Wonderland event, a gunman shot at a crowd at one of the campsites in front of the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington.
According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened around 8:23 p.m. local time, several hundred yards from the festival venue New York Post reports.
According to police, two people were killed in the shooting and two others were injured.
The shooter, who was also injured, was taken into police custody.
A music festival tweet urged people to avoid the Gorge Gate H campsite Posted around 1 a.m.
“There is no danger to festival goers or the campsites at this time,” added Beyond Wonderland.
The festival continued during the shooting, however Beyond Wonderland decided to cancel Sunday’s events.
In a tweet Posted Just before 8.30am on Sunday, the music festival said: “Due to the incident that occurred at the overflow campground last night, we regret to inform you that Day 2 of Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge has been cancelled.”
The event coordinators thanked the police and their staff and offered their condolences to the families of the victims.
“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the local authorities and staff who acted quickly to deal with the situation.
“Our sincere thoughts and condolences go out to the family, friends and everyone affected by this tragic event.”
The identities of the shooter and victims are currently unknown.
Camping is popular with festival-goers at Beyond Wonderland, and the music festival website has a dedicated section dedicated to this topic.
According to the security section of the Camping PolicyThe campsite is fully manned by a ground control team 24 hours a day.
Medical and security personnel are also present at all times.