Arkansas State Police provides Monday update on Dumas mass shooting


State police special agents assigned to the investigation of a shooting incident at a Dumas car show late Saturday afternoon [March 19th] have confirmed 27 individuals who were wounded by the gunfire.  The list of wounded victims includes the name of Cameron Shaffer, 23, of Jacksonville who died at the Dumas hospital.

During a news conference yesterday the number of wounded was reported to be 28.  The discrepancy appears to be attributed to one patient admitted locally and later transferred to another hospital.

Among the wounded are five children ranging in age from 19-months – 11 years old.

Additionally, the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division is reserving a telephone number for witnesses to the shooting and victims who may not have reported their injuries to contact agents assigned to the case.

Anyone who may have information related to the incident who can help agents investigating the case identify a suspect or suspects or provide information about the events leading up to the shooting are asked to call this telephone number:

(501) 618-8850
Should an incoming call go to voicemail, please leave a message with the name of the caller and telephone number where they can be contacted at any time.