Three Weekend Shootings Leave Two Dead in Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. --A bloody weekend in Pine Bluff after three separate shootings, left two people dead.It's a quiet morning, as cars pass down 6th Street in Pine Bluff, the scene of a Sunday night shooting that took the life of 29-year-old Jordan Turner."I was getting ready to go somewhere for my fiance and I got a call saying that my brother was gone," says Jordan's sister, Shantella Turner.

Holding back tears, his sister describes him as a father to a 9-year-old daughter, as well as an uncle, and son."Jordan was a people person as a person, he would give his last to anybody, he was a lovable person," she says.He was found dead in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to his head. "My brother gone, he's gone and he's not coming back," she says.

An eerie outcry for this community, of a bloody weekend in Pine Bluff. A day earlier, and just a few blocks away, another shooting claimed the life of 30-year-old David Ibemesi -- who was found shot in his car and later died at the hospital."The one from Saturday night, we think it was a beef between two groups and they were shooting at each other from there," says Officer Roy Gober, with the Pine Bluff Police Department.

As a long time business owner, Ray Kelley says the Pine Bluff he once knew is long gone."I hate to hear about young people getting shot, around here," he says.

An entire community affected, all seeking answers, and change to the violence that has put those in this community on edge."To me a life is a life, if you have a criminal record, that's between you and the law," says Ofc. Gober."We are putting in protocols to get this fixed and we'll have extra patrol out."

"If anybody knows, anything, speak up, because you would want someone to talk," says Turner.

Pine Bluff police say another man was shot in a separate incident Saturday. They say he's still recovering from his injuries. Police are asking the public for any help in identifying the people responsible for the shootings.


If you have any information, contact PBPD Detectives Division at (870) 730-2090. You can also report anonymously.


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