Newport officers investigate weekend shooting

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - The Newport Police Department is investigating the Sunday morning shooting of a local man, according to a news release.

Police said Richard "Bruce" Childress, 28, of Newport was shot multiple times near an apartment at Harmony Homes Apartments, 1110 N. Pecan St.

When officers arrived on scene, they found Childress suffering from several gunshot wounds. Officers were told that the shooting happened at the intersection of Daugherty and Pecan Streets.

Childress is currently in the intensive care unit at a Jonesboro hospital. Lt. Patrick Weatherford said Childress' injuries are not considered life threatening.

No arrests have been made and police are seeking a person of interest in this case.

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