Large groups of juveniles were congregating and setting off firecrackers in different locations
On August 17, 2019, Kentucky State Police (KSP) experienced a heightened level of activity at the Kentucky state fairgrounds. Large groups of juveniles were congregating and setting off firecrackers in different locations. Several individuals reported there may have been an active shooter hearing these incidents.
KSP report that there was not an active shooter on the fairgrounds property. KSP is investigating a report of a single gunshot fired into the air by a juvenile male. No injuries have been reported. KSP detectives are investigating the incident.
There are no perceived threats to the public or visitors of the Kentucky State Fair.