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Man hit in leg in Sunday night shooting

JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – Jonesboro police are investigating the Sunday night shooting of a man, who was interviewed by police in the emergency room shortly after.

According to an incident report, Darius D. Sills, 19, of Jonesboro was shot when he was walking with his brother at the intersection of Fairfield Drive and Race Street Monday night. Sills was shot in the leg and treated at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Officer Seth Nichols responded to the hospital, where he interviewed Sills about the shooting. Sills told the officer that he went to a store and walked back towards his house when he heard gunshots. Sills said he started running when he felt a bullet hit him in his right calf. Sills fell to the ground and saw a dark colored car spin out as it sped away. Sills said he did not know who pulled the trigger.

Nichols said Sills and his brother appeared "carefree of the situation and Sills getting shot."

Shortly after talking to Nichols, Sills told Officer Joe Robinson that he was walking with several people when he heard four gunshots, not just his brother.

Robinson also observed minor injuries on Sills and his brother, describing them as "consistent with being involved in a physical altercation." Robinson also said both men "did not seem to be concerned."

No suspects have been named in the investigation.

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