Like 1882: Texas Trail Ride Fight Turns Into Shooting, Injuring 5 People
Has anyone seen Billy the Kid? He would fit right in at this event. A trail ride near Marshall, Texas turned into a scene from the Wild West when a fist fight became a shooting, sending 5 people to the hospital.
The incident happened at an annual trail ride sponsored by Unified Elite Riderzz, which was advertised as a trail ride, ATV ride, and horse show on Sunday in Smith County, Texas.
Texas Trail Ride Erupts in Violence
According to witnesses, a fight started near the concert stage between trail ride groups. The fight escalated, with shots being fired into the crowd. After the shooting, some people at the event stormed the security area that had been collecting guns from attendees and got their firearms back.
Then a second and third shooting took place, according to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. Multiple gunshot victims in the eastern part of the county were reported to authorities. Nbcnews.com reports investigators believe all the injuries happened during the first shooting. 5 people were treated and released from the hospital, and one remains in critical but stable condition. This incident is still under investigation.
Shootings in United States in June
At least 10 mass shootings happened across the country between Friday and late Sunday, marking the fifth consecutive weekend U.S. law enforcement officers have responded to multiple incidents, each involving four or more victims shot, according to abcnews.go.com.
The Gun Violence Archive reports that the shootings this weekend left at least seven people dead and 46 injured combined. The site tracks shootings across the United States, and defines a mass shooting as a single incident involving four or more victims, unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A mass shooting according to the FBI is a single incident in which four or more people not including the suspect are killed.