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A person was shot in the leg Monday morning on the Arkansas Children’s Hospital campus in what authorities described as a random shooting, according to the Little Rock Police Department.

Officers responded around 9:20 a.m. near the 1300 block of Children’s Way after the hospital's security called about the gunfire. Little Rock Police Department spokesman Eric Barnes said officers found a male there suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower leg.

Barnes said the shooter had confronted the victim before shooting him.

Police haven’t released the name of the person who was shot, and Barnes said no arrests were immediately made.

The shooting comes less than a week after a false alarm of an active shooter at the Children’s Hospital. Officials said last week there was never a shooter at the hospital, and the alert sent to employees was a mistake.

Barnes said Monday’s shooting appeared random.

The victim reportedly declined medical attention when police arrived, Barnes said. He's expected to survive.

Detectives were still investigating the shooting Monday morning.

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  • ozena
    May 27, 2019 at 11:29 a.m.

    What is a "random" shooting? Does this mean shootings at Children's Hospital are not officially scheduled?

  • MS6321
    May 27, 2019 at 12:02 p.m.

    Guess "random shooting" means that no one in particular was targeted. Instead, some thuggish moron with a gun just wanted to shoot someone - anyone at all. I feel sp much safer now that the twin thug defenders, Mayor Scott and Chief Humphries are here to manipulate the truth!

  • GeneralMac
    May 27, 2019 at 12:14 p.m.

    With new mayor and police chief, thugs take care of " their business" in broad daylight instead of waiting for the cover of night.

  • Seitan
    May 27, 2019 at 12:32 p.m.

    GM. Maybe you should come stand guard.

  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    May 27, 2019 at 5:42 p.m.

    its not random if the shooter confronts his victim first is it ? the reporter couldn't take the time to follow up with the detective assigned to the crime ? have ass reporting. no wonder newspaper is becoming passe shoe leather is lacking.

  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    May 27, 2019 at 5:42 p.m.

    its not random if the shooter confronts his victim first is it ? the reporter couldn't take the time to follow up with the detective assigned to the crime ? have ass reporting. no wonder newspaper is becoming passe shoe leather is lacking.

  • MaxCady
    May 27, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.

    Children's is usually where the gunshot victims get dropped off. I guess the shooter just wanted to save time.

  • JA40
    May 27, 2019 at 6:40 p.m.

    I guess we'll just keep saying 'guns don't kill people...people kill people', and not do a damned thing about any of it. This obviously doesn't bother a lot of you.

  • Packman
    May 27, 2019 at 8:12 p.m.

    Hey ja40 - What would you recommend?

  • JenK1234
    May 28, 2019 at 7:45 a.m.

    Too damn many guns.

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