According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, two persons were murdered and three others were injured in a shooting at the campsites surrounding Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre on Saturday night at the Beyond Wonderland electronic dance music event.
The Sheriff’s Office claimed in a Facebook post that the incident happened at 8:25 p.m. in a campsite close to George. All of the victims and the suspected gunman were festival-goers, officials said.
Law enforcement officials apprehended the gunman, and the three injured people were transferred to nearby hospitals for treatment. The identities of the two victims remain unknown.
Authorities are certain that this shooting was a single event, but they are still looking into it. As a result of the incident, the Beyond Wonderland event had to be postponed.
There has been another mass shooting in the state of Washington. One person was killed and four others were injured on May 26 when a man opened fire at a Fred Meyer grocery store in Richland. The cops also succeeded in eliminating the gunman.
Concerns about gun violence in the United States have been heightened in the wake of the killings in Washington state. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been more than 250 mass shootings in the United States in 2022.
The Beyond Wonderland festival is an annual event held in the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington, featuring electronic dance music. The event attracts many people and has a lively, exciting vibe because of them.
The tragic shooting at the Beyond Wonderland music event highlights the perils of gun ownership. We need to get together to make sure this kind of thing never happens again.