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GRAVETTE -- Four people were found dead in a home Friday in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

Gravette police said they would not release the names nor ages of the people found in the home on Crossover Road. A news conference with more detail may be held Saturday, said Capt. Chris Kelley with the Gravette Police Department.

Kelley said police received a call about 3:30 p.m. today reporting a man barricaded in a home, but when officers arrived, the realized it was much more serious and called for help. Officers from both the Benton County sheriff's office and the Arkansas State Police were at the home this afternoon.

Kelley added police believe the call reporting a shooting was made by one of the people found in the home.


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  • arkateacher54
    July 5, 2019 at 8:59 p.m.

    Madness is spreading

  • LRDawg
    July 6, 2019 at 1:17 a.m.


  • ObieOne
    July 6, 2019 at 4:31 a.m.

    LRDAWG, “Guns” don’t Kill people. They’re inanimate pieces of metal. “People” Kill people. If there were No guns, there would be Knives, without knives, hatchets, bombs, baseball bats, Stones, Bricks, Rope, and the list never ends. smh

  • lfordg4316yahoocom
    July 6, 2019 at 5:19 a.m.

    This is why our politicians should never have closed the mental hospitals down.

  • reality1963
    July 6, 2019 at 2:14 p.m.

    LRPUP, how many guns have jumped into someone’s hands and just started firing on its own? Try, again. People kill people.Have you heard of the skyrocketing knife attacks in London? Thousands upon thousands were killed before the firearm was invented.

  • LRDawg
    July 6, 2019 at 9:07 p.m.

    Ever cut food with a gun? Played baseball with a gun? Chop down plants and flowers with a gun? Build a house out of guns? Can you use a gun to bound and/or support things? The answer is bats, knives, stones, bricks and rope all serve alternative purposes. GUNS serve 1 purpose....KILL

  • NoUserName
    July 6, 2019 at 9:58 p.m.

    I played 'shoot the target' with a gun once. Nobody died.

  • RBolt
    July 6, 2019 at 10:50 p.m.

    How many shootings occur in the absence of guns? If we could determine that, we would have a better measure of how necessary guns are for shootings to occur. I have a theory that shootings involve both shooters and guns, and do not occur in the absence of either. If so, the solution to shootings may involve both elements. Imagine that.

  • RBolt
    July 7, 2019 at 9:56 a.m.

    For some reason, pro-gun people are reluctant to help me identify the elements required for a shooting to occur. They know about shooters but not about guns. Why is that?