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story.lead_photo.caption Authorities found an 18-year-old lying in the intersection of 11th and Lewis streets suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Thursday morning. - Photo by Clara Turnage

A teen was killed early Thursday in a shooting in Little Rock, authorities said.

Little Rock Police Department spokesman Eric Barnes said officers responded to the area of 4200 W. 11th Street around 1 a.m., after dispatch received a call about hearing gunshots, as well as a female screaming that someone was shot. Around the same time, officers said they also received a ShotSpotter activation for the area.

Barnes said that when officers arrived they found Justin Bell, 18, lying in the intersection of 11th and Lewis streets suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency services took Bell to the UAMS Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Barnes said.

Officers performed a canvass of the area and interviewed potential witnesses. Two mopeds were towed from the scene to be processed for potential evidence.

A police report listed two males as suspects but included no identifying information.

No arrests had been made Thursday.


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  • MaxCady
    July 11, 2019 at 12:34 p.m.

    Things are heating up in the Rock.

  • Jas9632
    July 11, 2019 at 1:04 p.m.

    I don't know why the DG even runs these kind of articles. There's rarely any pertinent facts about the cases, other than maybe there was "an argument." Or someone was randomly shot by an unknown assailant while on Asher Ave at 2am.

    Why doesn't the DG do a little bit of comprehensive reporting and discuss crime trends, causes, and possible solutions?

  • MaxCady
    July 11, 2019 at 3:53 p.m.

    Well just think only one more day of reading about all the crap that takes place in LR. It will probably make our lives a lot less anxious and stressful. I'm looking forward to taking a break from the news anyway. I don't want a leased ipad, if you let me own it after 2 years I'd take it, but you're just making more money off me by leasing it back to me. No, thanks.

  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    July 11, 2019 at 5:19 p.m.

    max, if you get hard up for LR news just open a local t.v. stations webpage. it should list the news.and its FREE

  • mozarky2
    July 11, 2019 at 6:17 p.m.

    Those Norwegians again?

  • LR1955
    July 11, 2019 at 9:24 p.m.

    “There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues”

  • DANNY46
    July 12, 2019 at 7:07 a.m.

    Another shooting in the L.R. hood. So what's new???

  • MS6321
    July 12, 2019 at 8:42 a.m.

    So sorry for the loss of another human life. This senseless violence has to stop. Although we are pretty sure of the cause, nobody but God has the solution.