HOT SPRINGS, Ark.- Hot Springs Police say a 22-year-old man was injured in a shooting early Thursday morning.
It happened around 2:10 a.m. at the 400 block of Cones Road. Jeremy Buck lives across the street from where the shooting happened and heard the gunfire.
“It sounded like four firecrackers going off,” Buck said.
Police say the victim was shot multiple times. Thomas Williams lives next door and also heard those shots go off.
“I saw the gentleman that was shot laying in the church parking lot screaming he was shot,” Williams said.
Williams is an Army Veteran and served multiple deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. He said that sound of gunfire brought back those years of training.
“I just threw a belt on him as tight as I could, held his stomach down with pressure until the ambulance got there to get him on the gurney and get him out,” Williams said.
Buck watched it all, from Williams wrapping the tourniquet to the ambulance leaving the parking lot.
“Thank god he saved him, kept him around. They’re heroes,” Buck said.
“Oh I’m not a hero. I did what anybody else in my situation that has the training would do,” Williams said.
Officials say the victim was taken to a local hospital and is listed in serious condition but stable.
Police say they are following up on several leads and interviewing witnesses.
If you have any information on the shooting, call Hot Springs Police at 501-321-6789.