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Man Dead, Multiple Homes and Car Shot During Little Rock's First Homicide of the Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A young man is dead and multiple homes and cars were hit by gunfire during Little Rock's first homicide of the year.
 
The incident unfolded on 34th Street near Martin Luther King Drive around 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
 
"Sounded like a war zone," a neighbor said. 
 
Lt. Steve McClanahan with the Little Rock Police Department said officers were in the area on a separate call when when they heard gunshots. When they got to the scene, they found multiple people running, including the shooting victim. 
 
The victim, 20-year-old Marshon Jackson, collapsed on Martin Luther King Drive and authorities began CPR. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
 
"He looked like he was trying to catch his breath so I was pretty sure he ran from wherever all the gunshots was," a neighbor said. "He was just grabbing his chest and moving around and that's when I told the lady [911 operator], 'I think this guy is shot!' Too close to home."
 
Authorities said Sunday night's crime scene was more than four blocks long.
 
"That was a very large crime scene, probably one of the largest ones we've had to work in quite some time," said Officer Richard Hilgeman.
 
It's unclear what led to the gunfire, but police confirm several homes were hit by bullets and at least one car was struck.
 
"We have multiple weapons that were recovered. I have not seen those weapons but I hear we have several different types of weapons that were recovered here. I don't know how many shots were fired," says Lt. McClanahan.
 
Investigators are interviewing multiple persons of interest, according to Lt. McClanahan.
 
Police said one of the homes hit Sunday night was also shot up in a drive by the day before. There were no injuries.

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