PINE BLUFF, Ark.- Four people have been killed in the city of Pine Bluff since last Thursday.
Police are investigating three different incidents.
The latest is a double homicide involving a man and 4-year-old girl.
It’s truly heartbreaking to see and just talking to people in Pine Bluff, you can definitely tell how sensitive this has been for the community. Not just that the youngest victim is 4 years old, but that all of this happened to one family.
Two crosses stand in the shadow of a home where a drive-by shooting left a devastating mark.
One cross is for Terrance Givens, 37, and the other is for a 4-year-old girl, both killed in the crossfire.
“We put the cross up and then have prayer,” has Pastor Jesse Turner.
Turner doesn’t know who lives in the house off 6th Avenue. Still he and several pastors put up a memorial as a reminder of what the violence that happened here took.
“It just pulls at your heart to think about the child who never had a chance to live and something like this would happen,” says Turner.
Pine Bluff Police tags mark the dozens of rounds that hit the home.
Officers say a 34-year-old man was also hit and injured in the shooting. Police say all of the victims were cousins.
Too upset to talk about what happened, the family shared pictures of Givens and asked for prayers.
“We continue to put the crosses up,” Turner says. “We continue to pray.”
Turner promises he won’t stop, knowing those bullets ripped a family apart.
“We continue to call for an end to the senseless violence and more peace in the city,” says Turner.
Police haven’t released any suspect information or even a description of the car that was possibly involved. That’s why they’re stressing anyone who may have heard or seen something that could help to call the Pine Bluff Police Department.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Two people, including a 4-year-old girl, were killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Pine Bluff.
Police responded to a shooting on E. 6th Street at about 11:30 Sunday night.
They found 37-year-old Terrance Givens shot to death.
Two other people, 34-year-old Roderick Givens and a 4-year-old girl, were taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
The girl was pronounced dead at the hospital.
No suspect information is available right now.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Pine Bluff Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or dispatch at 870-541-5300.