Oregon shooting at county fair where rapper Nelly was to perform leaves 1 injured, 2 in custody: police

One person was shot in the arm during a shooting at the Lane County Fair in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

The Eugene Police Department said they have two suspects in custody. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Wesley Hicks, an Oregon resident who was about 20 yards away from the shooting, told news media that security guards quickly moved in when a fight broke out.

Another witness stated that the gun went off when security tackled the man to the ground, and the bullet hit a female bystander in the arm after ricocheting off the ground.

The Lane County Fair, which started on Wednesday and runs through Sunday, said on Facebook around noon that they “anticipate large crowds all throughout the day.”

The fair reopened but the public was told to stay away from a roped-off crime scene. Grammy award-winning rapper Nelly was set to perform at 7:30 p.m. PT, but it is unclear if the show will go on.

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