Jonesboro police investigating shooting incident

Jonesboro police investigating shooting incident

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police are investigating a late night shooting outside a Jonesboro convenience store.

The 18 year old victim, Deonte Love, told police he and three others were leaving the Race Street Market, 3509 Race, around 10:30 Tuesday night when they saw a "large group of black males" walking toward them.

According to the initial incident report, the victim said he then "heard gunshots and took off running" toward a house on Fairfield Drive.

Love said he heard as many as five shots fired, then felt something hit him in the left leg and start to burn.

According to the report, the bullet "entered the front right side just above his left knee and exited on the rear left side just above the knee."

Two men and a woman drove the victim to a local hospital and dropped him off, the report stated.

The case has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division and no arrests have been made.

There have been several shootings in the Race Street area over the past few months.

Residents said they hadn't heard too much about Wednesday night's shooting incident, but it does worry them about the safety of the area.

Eddie Austin lives on the south side of Race Street and said violence is something they've had to learn to live with.

"Yea, there has been a couple of shootings that happened, you know, but we try to keep silence on that type of stuff," Austin said. "But when something goes down over here there's a bunch of kids and stuff so it puts the parents at, it worries the parents, but I still think it's a good community to be in."

Police do not know Love's condition, but Jonesboro Police said the witnesses Love claims were with him at the time have yet to come forward with any information.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android