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story.lead_photo.caption Police in Little Rock investigate a homicide on Wednesday morning. - Photo by Clara Turnage

A New York City man was killed and two others injured in a shooting early Wednesday morning in central Little Rock, a police spokesman said.

Two 911 calls drove police to respond to the 2400 block of South Cross Street, where officers found three men suffering from gunshot wounds, police spokesman Officer Eric Barnes said. One 911 caller reported hearing multiple shots and a second told dispatchers that their brother had been shot.

At the scene, officers found a white Chevrolet SUV with three New York City residents inside, according to a police report. Barnes said officers attempted to stabilize Jose Castro, 32, but the man died at the scene. The vehicle had crashed into several trash cans and brush at the side of the street, where it came to rest.

Police say the injuries of the two other men are believed to be non-life threatening.

Castro's death is the 15th homicide in the city this year, according to police.


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    April 17, 2019 at 7:34 a.m.

    See, we can catch Pine Bluff if we really try.

  • titleist10
    April 17, 2019 at 7:47 a.m.

    Black community needs to address the crime rate of their community its a lot higher than the white crime rate quit protesting and blaming the system the high crime rate is a black problem

  • Skeptic1
    April 17, 2019 at 8:49 a.m.

    Welcome to Chicago and our newest feckless police chief and mayor. Think we can top murders per capita with Chicago, sure we can.

  • Cockeyedview
    April 17, 2019 at 9:06 a.m.

    War Zone!

  • Foghorn
    April 17, 2019 at 9:44 a.m.

    More evidence that more technology - CCTV, drone surveillance - is desperately needed in high crime areas. More prayers and calls for parental and personal responsibility are clearly not working.

  • punk47
    April 17, 2019 at 9:57 a.m.

    New Mayor and Police Chief what a joke,

  • semaj
    April 17, 2019 at 9:57 a.m.

    Right Titleist 10. When I problems with my knee, my head ignore it. It's not in my heads neighborhood therefore will not have any impact on the rest of the body.

  • GeneralMac
    April 17, 2019 at 10:02 a.m.

    Nothing will change.

    Take education.

    When I mention there ARE small, poor school districts in north Arkansas that are receiving "A's" from the state I also ask why don't school districts receiving " D's and F's " check out to see WHY those schools that are in low income areas excell.

    The response I get from "usual suspects" is......." What a racist suggestion " !

    Go on ahead, Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Blytheville and see who can outdo each other in #of shootings/murders.

    Make sure you never mention that 2 ton elephant in the room which is........CULTURE

    April 17, 2019 at 10:18 a.m.

    Technology is a great tool - it is not a solution. Personal responsibility and family/community responsibility are the answers. In the meantime, since we seem to be headed in the direction of total irresponsibility and free stuff for all, we need more enforcement. Perhaps drones that can shoot thugs before they can shoot innocents would be great.

  • Foghorn
    April 17, 2019 at 10:34 a.m.

    I didn’t suggest tech is the ONLY solution, but it should certainly be part of the solution. More expensive feet on the street (cops salaries, pensions, healthcare, freebies like cars and gas to drive home outside LR) is definitely not the solution. Why would we dismiss technology that could identify a perpertrator(s) through facial recognition before cops even arrive at the scene? Personal/family/community responsibility is a generations long project. Technology is plug and play, results today.