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Alexander Police searching for 3rd victim in gunfight

Alexander Police are searching for a 3rd person involved in a gunfight in Alexander Monday evening. Two other men involved in the shootout are in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
ALEXANDER, AR – Alexander Police are searching for a 3rd person involved in a gunfight in Alexander Monday evening. Two other men involved in the shootout are in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are calling the gunfight a drug-related incident.

“There were drugs and money found at the crime scene, we’ll get to the bottom of it,” says Alexander Police Chief Horace Walters.

The shootout happened at a home near the intersection of Lindsey Drive and Violet Cove. When police arrived on scene they found one of the injured men laying in the yard. The other was taken to the hospital before police got there.

Lorene Salazar witnessed the aftermath of the gunfight while she waited at a bus stop for her son and nephew.

“I heard about fifteen shots fired, and I was about to get out of my truck, and that’s when I saw a black man running towards the bus stop with a pistol, some type of gun, in his hand and he ran off behind the trailer,” says Salazar.

Salazar saw the bloody man jump into a ditch and then into a car. That is when she called 911.

This isn’t the first time Alexander Police have had drug problems with this home. Walters says police had served several drug-related search warrants in the time prior to him becoming the police chief.

Police have not released the names of the victims. They won’t decide whether to file charges until after the men get out of surgery and officer have had a chance to interview them.
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