LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Police in Little Rock reported six separate shooting incidents during a violent holiday weekend in the city, with two people, including a 7-year-old, being killed.
According to police reports, the first shooting was reported Saturday shortly before 3 a.m. when an 18-year-old arrived at a local hospital after being shot on West Markham Street. The victim said that an unknown small dark-colored vehicle traveling eastbound began shooting at them.
The second shooting happened Saturday on the 700 block of Fair Park Blvd, where 7-year-old Chloe Alexander of Pine Bluff was shot while on her way to the Little Rock Zoo. The child was rushed by family to Arkansas Children’s Hospital but died from her injuries.
Police are looking for a person of interest in that case, later identified as Kenjata Daniels Jr.
During a third shooting Saturday, police were sent to a shots-fired call on the 1500 block of 15th Street, where a man said he was sitting in his car at the train tracks when another man in a gray Dodge Charger pulled up and fired 10 to 15 shots into his vehicle.
The fourth shooting took place Sunday morning, with police saying a man was shot in the leg while walking south on Mablevale Pike near West 49th Street. The victim said that an SUV with gold trim, black tinted windows and 22-inch rims made a U-turn and started driving towards him while a passenger hung out of a window and fired 4 to 5 shots.
Shortly after midnight Monday, officers were called to a local hospital for the weekend’s fifth shooting, where a man said he was shot while he was in the area of Booker and 24th Street. According to the report, the man was sitting on the back of a white pickup truck in the area when he heard a lot of gunfire before realizing he had been shot.
Finally, LRPD officers are investigating a homicide after a sixth shooting that happened Monday in the 11300 block of Gila Valley Drive. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 501-371-4636.