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Police investigating shooting following graduation at Hot Springs Convention Center

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Hot Springs, Arkansas – Following a shooting that left multiple injured after a high school graduation, Hot Springs school leaders are speaking out.

The Hot Springs School District Superintendent Dr. Nehus released a statement on social media. “Our Law Enforcement Officers and staff will continue to do all that we can to collaborate with local law enforcement agencies/officials to complete an investigation,” Nehus wrote.

According to Hot Springs police, the shooting happened after a fight broke out in a parking lot across from the Hot Springs Convention Center Thursday night.

Multiple people were injured in the shooting, police said.

According to Dr. Nehus, the school district is “heartbroken” of the events after the graduation ceremony. She also added that the school district’s counselors and staff will be working with students Friday who witnessed the incidents. “We are heartbroken that these violent events took place following such a beautiful celebration for our graduates and their families,” Nehus said. “Our school counselors and staff will be working with students today at school who witnessed events or have concerns/fears. Our hearts and thoughts continue to be with the individuals and families who suffered injuries.”

At this time, police have not released any information on victims or a suspect.

 

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