UPDATE: Fair shooting a rarity, deputies will increase presence: Sheriff
UPDATE POSTED 10 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Clark County Sheriff’s Department will beef up patrols at the Clark County Fair but authorities say Tuesday night’s shooting incident was a rarity.
In addition, deputies are searching for possible suspects in the shooting.
Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said: “There was a shooting at the Clark County Fair last night. At this time there are no suspects in custody. We have persons of interest we are attempting to locate. One victim was shot through the lower leg and was transported to Clark regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. Another person suffered a vey superficial wound to his knee and did not require medical attention. The fair will continue as planned and on schedule. The Sheriffs Office will have added presence the remainder of the week. The Fair is a safe venue and this was not a typical event.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 10:30 P.M. JUNE 29, 2021
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Winchester Sun reports shots were fired Tuesday night at the Clark County Fairgrounds.
The paper says Sheriff Berl Perdue confirmed one person was shot and has non-life-threatening injuries to the lower leg. Another person had a superficial wound to the knee, according to the Sun.
Perdue also reportedly told the paper suspects haven’t been identified.
People at the fair told the Sun they weren’t allowed to leave the fair around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.