Shooting at nearby campground cancels music festival, kills two, injures three – Deadline

The second day of the Beyond Wonderland Electronic Dance Music Festival at The Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington has been canceled after a shooting at a nearby campground.

Two people were killed and three others, including the shooter, were injured at the campground on Saturday night, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. The shooter fired indiscriminately at the crowd of people, then fled. He was later caught.

Beyond Wonderland said, “Due to the incident at the overflow camping area last night, we regret to inform you that the second day of Beyond Wonderland in the gorge is cancelled.” “We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the local authorities and staff who took prompt action to manage the situation. Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends and everyone affected by this tragic incident.”

Saturday’s lineup included artists Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus, and Sunday’s would have featured performances by Marshmello and Afrojack.

Saturday’s show went ahead after the shooting incident, but concert-goers were warned to avoid the campground.

“Please avoid the Gorge Gate H Campground area as it is closed due to an event controlled by local authorities. There is no current danger to festival goers or the campgrounds the festival said in a tweet Saturday night.