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LR police respond to 121 gunshot calls during New Year’s festivities

By David Harten

This article was published January 1, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.

Authorities in Little Rock were somewhat busy Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as they fielded calls about various issues including gunshots being heard, fireworks going off and also made several alcohol-related traffic stops as part of their New Year’s patrol.

According to a statement from Little Rock Police Department spokesman Lt. Sidney Allen, officers responded to a total of 121 calls of shots being fired around the city in a two-day span — 69 on Tuesday and 52 on Wednesday.

Things were very tempered otherwise, with authorities receiving a total of three calls for loud parties, seven for loud music and eight fireworks violations, according to Allen. All eight fireworks calls came Tuesday.

Allen added that a total of three arrests were made for motorists driving under the influence and there were no reports of any alcohol related accidents between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Allen added that these numbers could change as more reports come in.

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cjdavis618 says... January 1, 2014 at 3:23 p.m.

Yep, that is a much better title than "Police respond to Fireworks that sound like Gunshots" No slant here, Carry on.

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2531USMC says... January 1, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.

I lost count of how many shots I heard fired, from aprox 11:30 PM thru 12:15 PM. Frankly I havent heard that many shots fired sense I left Camp Pendelton Cal in the mid 70,s. This was near Main Street downtown, with the majority of the shots came from the west, in the aporx area of Paris towers and just south of that location. There were also shots comming from the east as well, in the Cummberlan, 21 st area and furether eastward. This was also the only area where I heard fully automatic fire comming from. Aparently some folks had alot of extra money to shoot up! There were plenty strings of fire in the 15+ range, a mixture of pistol and rifle fire. I didn't even bother to call it in, there was no way the police could pin point that much gunfire... It was the most I have heard in the 13 years Ive lived downtown...

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