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Jonesboro police search for suspect in overnight shooting

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Region 8 man is recovering after being shot early Tuesday morning.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department, officers are currently searching for the suspect.

Officers were called out to an apartment on Marshall Street in north Jonesboro around 1 a.m. over reports of shots being fired.

The victim was taken to an area hospital.

Josh James was visiting the area when the shooting happened. He and a friend heard the shooting and called for help.

“He was saying he was shot,” James said. “I opened the door to try and watch him and make sure he was alright.”

James said there was a lot of blood and he thought the victim was going into shock.

“He was shaking. I was gonna make sure he was alright,” James said.

An officer with JPD said officers are still searching for the suspect and the victim is recovering at a hospital. 

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