News 9 - September 25, 2023 6:52 am

One person was shot and two people were taken into custody in what police called an “isolated incident” at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds on Saturday night.

What police called an “active situation” earlier was the result of an argument between a group of men, police said. The incident was reported just before 9 p.m.

“It’s very early on in the investigation, and we’re still trying to determine what happened,” said Oklahoma City Police Capt. Valerie Littlejohn.

She said that while two people were in custody, it’s possible that only one will be arrested in connection with the incident. Littlejohn said that person did have a firearm in their possession.

The person who was shot was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, Littlejohn added.

The Oklahoma State Fair has a policy prohibiting guns, and the entrances have detectors. It is unknown how the person involved with this shooting was able to bring a firearm into the fair.

A spokesman for the state fair confirmed late Saturday that the Oklahoma State Fair would be open for business on Sunday. Scott Munz told News 9 that because the shooting was an isolated incident, the fair would go on for its last day.


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