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Little Rock police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting that left one person dead and three others wounded.

The names and ages of the victims were not released Tuesday night.

Police responded to a shooting-in-progress call at the Americas Best Value Inn at 7900 Scott Hamilton Drive off Interstate 30 in Little Rock at 5:15 p.m., according to police spokesman Lt. Sidney Allen.

Police officers were flagged down by witnesses and told that a shooting had occurred in Room 140 on the east side of the motel.

"When officers entered the room they found one black male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound," Allen said. "The victim had sustained a fatal injury."

The other three victims were taken to a hospital in private vehicles, Allen said.

Police had no motive for the shooting Tuesday night, and Allen said that police didn't have "reliable" information on a possible suspect.

Bullet casings were found in front of the room and more were found in the parking lot. Officers on scene also searched a nearby Exxon gas station at 7700 Scott Hamilton Drive after witnesses told them some people had run there after the shooting.

Cameron Coleman of Little Rock was in Room 127 on the west side of the inn when he heard what he thought was ice and snow falling from the roof outside.

"I heard, 'Pow, pow, pow, pow,'" he said. "I go outside and said, 'Naw, that ain't snow. That's gunshots.'"

Coleman said that he saw a "whole group of guys" on the west side of the inn, and people running and screaming.

"The guys came back here and asked me if they could come into my room," Coleman said. "I said that I didn't want to be a part of it. They told me they didn't have anything to do with the shooting, but they just needed somewhere to come in and hide. I told them I didn't want to be a part of it, so I didn't let them in my room."

The group tried hopping a fence to an adjacent motel before running off, Coleman said, and he saw another man get into a newer-model, eggshell-colored Cadillac with tinted windows.

"They sped off," Coleman said. "Tires screeching and all that."

Amanda Clayton of Booneville was inside her room on the east side of the inn just doors down from Room 140 when she heard gunshots. After the shooting, Clayton said that she went to the inn's office to ask for a refund.

"They said they were not going to give us our money back," she said. "I've already asked. They will not refund our money. We're just going to stay here and get up and leave early [today]."

Metro on 02/18/2015

Print Headline: One killed, three injured in shooting at LR motel

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  • HarleyOwner
    February 18, 2015 at 11:03 a.m.

    Just another day in Southwest Little Rock. So far, I'd say the new Chief hasn't made a difference in anything other than being nicer to transgender folks.

  • 3rdWorldState
    February 18, 2015 at 11:13 a.m.

    Wonder how they got a hold of those guns? Packbutt says it's really hard to get a gun. Why didnt they use a knife? Or a hammer?

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