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story.lead_photo.caption Police investigate a fatal shooting at a skate park in North Little Rock on Monday. - Photo by Jeff Mitchell

A 22-year-old man was fatally shot, and a second person was injured at a skate park along the Arkansas River in North Little Rock early Monday, authorities said.

The North Little Rock Police Department said in a statement that officers were called about 3:45 a.m. to the skate park at 2800 River Road, where they found "two male subjects" suffering from gunshot wounds.

The deceased was identified as Armand Van Tonder, and the other victim was identified as 18-year-old Jacob Bynum, police said.

Bynum’s injuries were treated at a local hospital, where he was in stable condition as of Monday afternoon, according to a statement. Doctors told officers he is expected to survive.

Police believe the two victims were shot during a robbery. No arrest has been made and no suspect information has been released.

Authorities said a $10,000 reward was being offered for any information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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Photos by Jeff Mitchell

The killing comes just days after a robbery was reported at the same skate park. In that case, three 21-year-olds were robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon by two people who first asked for "cigarettes, weed and a lighter."

It wasn't immediately clear if investigators believe the cases are related.

Gallery: Homicide at North Little Rock skate park

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  • Defiant
    July 16, 2018 at 11:08 a.m.

    I had no idea skating was such a dangerous sport.

  • HarleyOwner
    July 16, 2018 at 11:14 a.m.

    Do,people really skate @ 3:45 in the morning?

  • JIMBOB47
    July 16, 2018 at 12:42 p.m.

    Probably not skating at 3 a.m., Harley. Perhaps a pre-arranged deal that didn't pan out well?

  • Happy1234
    July 16, 2018 at 1:31 p.m.

    For Little Rock, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon.
    Not a nice city to live in.

  • MaxCady
    July 16, 2018 at 2:05 p.m.

    Nothing good ever happens at 3:45 a.m.

  • ObieOne
    July 16, 2018 at 3:17 p.m.

    I can only assume our glorious Police Chief is doing such a superior job that’s the reason Little Rock is Only #1 in the Most Dangerous City category in the United States rather than “the World”.

  • LR1955
    July 16, 2018 at 6:57 p.m.

    This crime was in NLR.
    Just read in the police beat that 3 were robbed at the same skate park a few days ago. Perps left in a Jeep.

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