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Witnesses describe panic after shootings at Mississippi fest

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People enjoying a Mississippi crawfish festival scattered and ran after hearing a barrage of gunfire late Saturday at the state fairgrounds, witnesses said.

A law enforcement officer shot and killed one of the people suspected of firing shots during the Mississippi Mudbug Festival, Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said.

December Parks was attending the festival and said she heard shots.

“Everybody just started running, ‘Ooh, they got guns. They got guns,’” December Parks told WAPT-TV.

Jackson resident Jeffrey Greer was flying a drone over the fairgrounds and said he captured video of people frantically scattering.

Edwin Williams told WAPT that he, his wife and their two children had just arrived at the fairgrounds when officers told them the area was…


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