A man was wounded after being shot in the chest outside the Mississippi venue where Jason Aldean held a concert just 26 days after the Las Vegas massacre.
The shocking incident happened in the parking lot of BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo Friday night after the show had ended, according to police.
Names of the victim and suspect arrested have not have not yet been released, while authorities believe a dispute broke out between the individuals prior that was unrelated to the concert.
A man was shot in the chest outside the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Missippi where country singer Jason Aldean performed Friday night
Visitors inside the building at the time were asked to stay sheltered until the parking lot was deemed clear and safe, Bancorpsouth Arena Director Todd Hunt said, according to WTVA.
The victim suffered a wound to the chest, and was taken into care immediately after at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
The night prior, country star Aldean performed once again in New Oreleans, Louisiana – which marked his first outdoor concert since the tragic October 1st shooting that left 58 dead and 546 injured.
Authorities believe a dispute broke out between the individuals prior that was unrelated to the concert
Visitors inside the building at the time were asked to stay sheltered until the parking lot was deemed clear and safe, Bancorpsouth Arena Director Todd Hunt (pictured) said
The shocking incident happened just 26 days after the Las Vegas massacre
The concert, that was part of the singer’s ‘They Don’t Know’ tour, took place at Champions Square amphitheater and was sold out.
Officials at Champions square formerly planned security after speaking with hotel administrators at the nearby Hyatt and Benson tower, according to WWLTV.
Concert-goer Charlene Blades told the newspaper he planned to be watchful of his surroundings while heading in to enjoy the concert.
The Las Vegas shooting on October 1st shooting left 58 dead and at least 546 others injured
However, he said, ‘I feel like security right now is better than ever … I know they’re extra cautious.’
Other fans in attendance to Thursday night’s show said safety was their last thought.
‘New Orleans is always good with their security. I’m not worried,’ one attendee said.
Other star-struck fans were simply too excited to see the ‘Lights Come On’ crooner Thursday night.
‘I think it’s the people, the environment. There’s nothing like country fans, Sky Hansen and Hailee Harris added.
Security at Aldean’s concert venues were heavy at both his Thursday and Friday night shows, after the Mandalay Bay authorities responded to the October 1st shooutout