Augusta police give update on Thursday shooting

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Update:

AUGUSTA, Ark. — The Augusta police have given an update on Thursday shooting.

On September 3, around 2:00 p.m., a call was received at the corner of 4th and Main Street where a person was possibly shot. After officers arrived they began to search the area.

Another call came in where the gunshot victim went to a nearby clinic for medical treatment where they made the decision to get a medical helicopter to take him to a nearby emergency room.

According to the police report, the suspect turned himself in. Police interviewed the suspect and then released them for the time being pending on the outcome of the investigation.

The name of the suspect or the victim has not been released at this time. This case is still very active and is an on-going investigation. If you have any information you are asked to call the police.

Original Story:

AUGUSTA, Ark. – A man is hospitalized and another is being questioned following a shooting in downtown Augusta.

The Woodruff County Sheriff says he does not believe the wounded man’s injuries are life-threatening. The victim was shot twice.

He was flow by air ambulance to a hospital. A person of interest is being interviewed.

Neither of their names have been released, and it is unclear exactly what led up to the shooting.

It happened outside a T-Shirt shop at 4th and Main in Augusta just after 2:00 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators believe the dispute may have started inside the store.

The investigation is continuing.

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