A shooting during a Lil Bean rap concert in Eugene, Oregon has left six injured as the gunman remains at large, according to police.
Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner said in an update that one victim had a critical wound and was in surgery.
The police chief gave an update at 2:20am local time, saying the incident is "certainly one of the highest-profile shootings we've had in the city of Eugene."
Skinner did not know the status of the other victims.
As far as a suspect is concerned, Skinner said that while they do not have a suspect in custody at this time, they're looking for a male in a hoodie seen running from the scene right after the shooting occurred.
The concert was at WOW Hall, where a handful of rappers were scheduled to appear, including Lil Bean & Zay Bang, Peacoat Gang, Savelle Tha Native, DRETHEMC, Khoraan, and others, according to the venue's website.
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Deb Maher, Interim Executive Director of WOW Hall, and Jaci Guerena, Board Chair, posted a statement to the venue's website, calling the shooting "unprecedented."
"There is not much information currently available however we heard gunshots in the back parking lot," the statement reads in part.
"The motives are not yet known. We do know that some people were injured, but we do not know the extent of the injuries, and we do not want to speculate.
"We at the WOW Hall want to thank all first responders who came so quickly to ensure everyone’s safety and administer first aid.
"We believe all staff and volunteers are safe and accounted for."
The Eugene Police Department sent out a tweet at 10:18pm local time stating: "Shots fired at WOW Hall, five people transported to local hospital. Reports came in at 9:29 p.m. reports of multiple shots fired at WOW Hall, 219 W. 8th Avenue. EPD & multiple law enforcement agencies responded, along with Eugene Springfield Fire."
They followed up with another tweet shortly after confirming that a sixth person had been transported to the hospital.
Skinner urged those who may have witnessed the shooting to come forward as it may aid with the investigation.
He emphasized that there is video and surveillance footage available, but that it has been a challenge to get witnesses who can provide crucial accounts to come forward.
The police chief noted that it's a "dynamic scene" that is going to take time to process, given the size of the city of Eugene, but thanked partner agencies who responded, saying "we could have not managed this scene without them."
Anyone with information can call 541.682.5111.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
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