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Gunfire at nightclub hurts 2 people in LR

A shooting at a Little Rock nightclub injured two people early Monday, including one with life-threatening injuries, police say.

Officers were called to Club 428 at 4726 Asher Ave. shortly after midnight, a report states. Several patrons were running from the club to their cars, and police were told the shooter had already left, according to the report.

George Hicks Jr., 58, was lying on the ground near the club's front entrance with a gunshot wound in his lower right leg, officers said. After a tourniquet was applied, Hicks was transported to Baptist Health Medical Center. He was treated for life-threatening injuries, according to the hospital.

A witness told police he saw a man shooting from a silver four-door vehicle that was traveling south on Madison Street, then heading west on Asher Avenue. Two vehicles parked near the club had bullet holes, police noted.

Officers were later notified of another person shot at the club -- 35-year-old Carl Rice -- who was at UAMS Medical Center being treated for a gunshot wound in his left foot.

Rice became irate and was discharged and banned from the hospital, according to police. He was interviewed by officers and released without charges, then transported to CHI St. Vincent Hospital for further treatment, the report states.

Police named a Little Rock man as a suspect in the report, but the 32-year-old did not appear in the Pulaski County jail online inmate roster as of Monday morning.

Robbed at LR home of $180, victim says

A man told police that four strangers robbed him of his wallet, which contained $180, outside of his Little Rock home Sunday evening.

It happened around 8:20 p.m. in the 13700 block of Eagle Hawk Drive, according to a report from the city's Police Department.

The 25-year-old man said the group of strangers approached him while he was in front of his home. He told police that two of the robbers placed guns to his head and demanded his wallet. The assailants took the wallet and ran north on Eagle Hawk Road, the report states.

Officers noted that they were able to locate the wallet. The assailants reportedly took the cash but left the credit cards and identification inside.

Police described the first robber as standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 170 pounds and wearing a red hoodie. Two of the attackers were described as standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 190 pounds, while the fourth robber was listed as standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing around 150 pounds and was wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt. The victim said all were black males.

No suspects were named, and no arrests had been made.

High school student wounded after prom

A teenager who attended Little Rock Central High School's prom Saturday night was later shot while hanging out in a residential area, police said.

Officers responded to Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, according to a report from the city's Police Department. It was not immediately clear whether the shooting happened late Saturday or early Sunday.

Derrius Pettis, 18, of Little Rock said that he was with his girlfriend in a residential area near Scimitar Circle with other prom attendees when he heard four or five gunshots.

Pettis soon after felt his foot go numb, he told police. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Pamela Smith, a spokesman for the Little Rock School District, said that the shooting happened away from the prom site and after the event had ended.

"We regret that this occurred," Smith said, adding that she was thankful no one was seriously injured.

No suspects were named, and no arrests had been made.


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Metro on 04/17/2018

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