Little Rock police are looking for an unknown woman they say shot one man to death and injured another outside a downtown detail shop Tuesday.
Police described the shooter as a black woman between 25 and 35 years old who was seen leaving the scene in a four-door maroon vehicle, according to a police report.
Little Rock police spokesman Steve McClanahan said officers responded to a report of a shooting shortly before 1 p.m. at Hines Detail at 815 E. Capitol Ave., located just east of Interstate 30.
At the scene, police found Harvel “Todd” Sieber, 47, of North Little Rock lying on the pavement with a gunshot wound in his abdomen. Mitchell Hines, 75, of Little Rock was nearby with a wound in his right leg, the police report said.
Sieber was taken to UAMS Medical Center by ambulance but later died from his injuries, according to the report. His death marks the 33rd homicide in Little Rock this year.
Hines was taken to UAMS Medical Center and did not appear to have a life-threatening injury, police said.
According to the report, Hines told police he was working on a vehicle when a short-haired, heavyset black woman approached on foot and asked to use the restroom.
As he called for an employee to show her where the restroom was located, the woman reached to her left side, pulled out a gun and immediately started shooting, he told police.
Sieber exited his vehicle and attempted to return fire at the woman, Hines told police. Hines told police he knocked the gun out of the woman’s hand, but she was able to get it back.
McClanahan said a witness who initially reported the shooting was taken to the department’s 12th Street substation to provide more information.
One witness told police he saw a black male and a black female exit a four-door Scion that was parked on Collins Street, according to the report. The witness said the two walked north in the center of Collins Street toward the detail shop, according to the report.
The witness also said he saw two people in the Scion when he heard several gunshots and saw the vehicle drive toward the shop, according to the report.
Another witness said they heard the gunshots then saw a woman get into the back seat of a maroon-colored, fourdoor vehicle, according to the report. Another witness said he saw the woman shoot at Hines, police said.
Kevin O’Rourke, owner of Xtreme Imaging a block away from the shooting scene, said he was at his desk Tuesday afternoon when he heard multiple shots coming from down the street.
He went to the door to see what was happening and heard two more shots and saw a group of women running away in fear.
Police had cordoned off a block from East Sixth Street to East Capitol Avenue on Collins Street on Tuesday afternoon.
McClanahan called the daytime shooting in the city’s downtown area “rare.”
“You don’t get a lot of shootings like this, especially when more than one person was shot,” he said. “And with it being a business, my first inclination was robbery.”
But McClanahan said at this point in the investigation, the shooting is not believed to have resulted from a robbery.
Metro on 11/16/2016
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