After leaving Dallas, NFL star blasts Cowboys' 'toxic' fanbase

DUMAS, Ark. (AP) — One person was killed and 24 others wounded when gunfire erupted during a car show that is part of an annual community event in a small southeast Arkansas town, authorities said Sunday.

Police have not said what led to Saturday night's shooting in Dumas, but Gov. Asa Hutchinson said on Twitter that there were two suspects, one of whom had been arrested and was being held on unrelated charges.

At least six children were among those wounded.

“As the investigation continues I will examine details to see if there are any steps that could have been taken to prevent this type of tragedy,” Hutchinson said.

Dumas is a city of about 4,000 located about 90 miles (144 kilometers) south of Little Rock. The car show is part of a community event held each spring called Hood-Nic, which is short for neighborhood picnic. The Hood-Nic Foundation says on its website that its mission is to “rebuild, reunite, and respond to the needs of the youth in our communities.”

The event, which helps raise funds for scholarships and school supplies, also included a bonfire, a basketball tournament, musical performances, a teen party and a balloon release.

“The purpose of Hood-Nic has always been to bring the community together,” the foundation said on its Facebook page. “This senseless violence needs to end.”

Six children who were wounded by gunfire were taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, according to a spokeswoman. Most had been released as of Sunday afternoon.

Messages left at a hospital in Dumas and another in nearby McGehee were not immediately returned.

Wallace McGehee, the car show's organizer, expressed condolences to the victims' families and the community.

“For something like this to happen, it's a tragedy,” McGehee told KATV. “We did this here for 16 years without a problem.”

Chris Jones, a Democrat running for Arkansas governor, tweeted that was at the event earlier Saturday, registering voters and enjoying “a positive family atmosphere.”

“I am deeply saddened (and honestly angered) by this tragedy,” Jones said in a statement.

Hutchinson said that the man who was arrested was from Jacksonville, which is just northeast of Little Rock.

More than a few Dallas Cowboys fans aren't happy about Randy Gregory reportedly backing out of his Cowboys contract last week and then signing an almost identical deal with the Denver Broncos instead. But Gregory spent some time personally correcting the record on social media Sunday morning. He started by tweeting, "Y'all opinions don't pay my bills."

Y’all opinions don’t pay my bills ☝🏾

— Randy Gregory (@RandyGregory_4) March 20, 2022

Not shockingly, angry Cowboys fans replied to that tweet. But Gregory was monitoring his mentions, and let a few of them know that their version of how everything went down between him and the team isn't his version. Oh, and he let them know how he really feels about them.

New #Broncos pass-rusher Randy Gregory says #Cowboys owner Jerry Jones “acted in bad faith” during the free agency process.

— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 20, 2022

Ahhh! You finally get it!!🙃

— Randy Gregory (@RandyGregory_4) March 20, 2022

Gregory clearly doesn't feel the need to walk softly around Cowboys fans anymore, but the response to his tweet wasn't all bad. There were more than a few people supporting him, and he appreciated it.

Some of these fans are real weirdos.. When you’re playing for Dallas everything is all good, but as soon as you leave it’s like “F-U”… This is why I’m not mad at you prioritizing yourself and your family

— Fresh Fade (@jlt2k) March 20, 2022


— Randy Gregory (@RandyGregory_4) March 20, 2022

But with all the bridges he's burning, it's probably safe to bet that Gregory won't be returning to the Cowboys anytime soon.

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