Mother of 7, shot after Hot Springs graduation, says she’s lucky to be alive

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – According to Hot Spring Police, one person was killed and 4 others including the suspect were shot Thursday, May 12th following a large fight after a graduation in Hot Springs.

It happened in the parking lot outside the Hot Springs Convention Center after High Springs High School’s graduation ceremony.

Candice Hughes was shot in the leg while supporting her niece.

“I’m lucky to be here because I thought I was going to die in that parking lot,” said Hughes.

She says the bullet entered the back of her calf and exited out the front.