Police: Reports of shooter At Kentucky State Fair Are False

Posted at 12:18 AM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 07:50:23-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Law enforcement officials said rumors had been circulating online that there was a shooter at the Kentucky State Fair are false.

KSP told NBC affiliate WAVE 3 News that a group of juveniles was running around the fair yelling "shooter".

Reportedly there were fireworks set off as well, adding to the panic.

The organizers of the Kentucky State Fair released this statement to WAVE 3 News:

“The Kentucky State Fair management is working with Kentucky State Police to determine what is happening, and is sorting through developments." -Ian Cox, Kentucky Ventures