UPDATE: LR shooting victim identified, police investigating

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – More details have been released following a homicide on the 9000 block of Woodford Drive late Friday night.

The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Howard Tate.

Little Rock police initially received a report of someone possibly driving while intoxicated at that location just before 10:00 p.m.

A second call was received saying someone was on the ground near the vehicle.

When they arrived they found Tate deceased from a gunshot wound.

Investigators are working to determine what led up to the shooting.

They had also checked the nearby area of Tedburn Drive and Marrivale Drive for a report of gunshots, but detectives are still working to determine if that report is connected to the homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division of the Little Rock Police Department at 501-404-3051.

Tips can be submitted anonymously by calling 501-371-INFO (4636).

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Little Rock Police are working a homicide on the 9000 block of Woodford Drive.

Officers initially received a report shortly before 10:00 p.m. of someone possibly driving while intoxicated at that location.

When they arrived they found a person had been shot, in addition to a car in the front yard of a home.

The shooting victim died on the scene.

The name of the victim has not been released, and police are still investigating the connection to the initial DWI call.

Police ask that you avoid the area while the investigation continues.

There is no suspect information at this time.

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