LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Troopers with Kentucky State Police are investigating a report of a single shot fired into the air Saturday night at the fairgrounds.
KSP confirmed that there was not an active shooter after rumors began circulating Saturday night of shots being fired at Kentucky State Fair. WDRB heard from multiple people who were concerned about reports circulating on social media. Many said the loud noise sent crowds running.
Police said the noises that startled attendees were fireworks.
"Large groups of juveniles were congregating and setting off firecrackers in different locations," KSP said in a Sunday news release. "Several individuals reported there may have been an active shooter hearing these incidents."
KSP is investigating another report, however, of "a single gunshot fired into the air by a juvenile male," at the fairgrounds according to the news release. Public Affairs Commander Sgt. Josh Lawson clarified that the report of the single gunshot was not considered an active shooter situation because it was a single shot fired and it was directed in the air.
No injuries have been reported in connection with that incident.
"There are no perceived threats to the public or visitors of the Kentucky State Fair," police said in the news release.
Kentucky Venues, the organization that operates the fairgrounds issued the following statement:
"Since Saturday night, our management team has been in constant dialogue to incorporate those incidents in our ongoing discussions regarding the safety and security at the Kentucky State Fair. During our meetings, we have been reviewing enhanced security measures, policy and/or procedures that will be implemented. The Kentucky State Fair continues to be a family-friendly event and we take any incidents regarding safety of our guests to the highest priority." - David S. Beck , President and CEO of Kentucky Venues.
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