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Bags to be checked during final day of Lane County Fair, organizers say

"We will be working with our partners to identify opportunities in our community for grief counseling for those that would like to seek help."

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 9:37 AM
Updated: Jul 25, 2021 6:42 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- After a shooting Saturday afternoon at the fairgrounds, Lane County Fair organizers made it clear that bags will be checked at the gates for Sunday -- the final day of the Fair. Anyone who refuses a bag check will not be allowed to enter.

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The incident began around 4 p.m. on Saturday. One person was shot, and two were arrested -- according to police.

This statement was issued Sunday by fair organizers: "We are saddened by the actions of a few individuals during the Lane County Fair yesterday and our hearts go out to all of those who were affected. We would like to sincerely thank our security, first responders and everyone else that stepped in to help contain the situation. We ask for your patience as we wait for accurate information from EPD regarding the investigation."

Organizers continued by saying that the Fair will be open Sunday with additional safety measures and protocols in place to ensure the safety of all attendees.

"We will be working with our partners to identify opportunities in our community for grief counseling for those that would like to seek help."

This is a developing story.

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