Jonesboro police say gangs not involved in shooting - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro police say gangs not involved in shooting

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police said Tuesday afternoon that they do not believe an overnight shooting has any gang relations.

The investigation is ongoing but police have found no evidence that suggests the actions of the shooter were based on gang activity, despite claims from residents in the area.

Paul Holmes with the department said gangs are not a big issue for police in Jonesboro.

“We see people in the community who identify with gangs or identify themselves as gang members,” Holmes said. “As far as any organized criminal enterprise or activity that works through a gang, as people would typically or traditionally think of, we don't see that.”

Holmes said they don’t see too many people identifying as a gang member or claiming any affiliation to one.

He explained the actions of those who claim to be in a gang in Jonesboro are not usually motivated by gang activity. Holmes said these actions could often be for profit or possibly revenge. 

To read the complete story of the shooting click here.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

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

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • BPD: Woman arrested for stabbing man

    BPD: Woman arrested for stabbing man

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:37:29 GMT
    Patricia Lawshea (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Office)Patricia Lawshea (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Patricia Lawshea (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Office)Patricia Lawshea (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Office)

    According to the Blytheville Police Department, officers responded to the Great River Medical Center on April 19 in reference to a man being treated after being stabbed.

    According to the Blytheville Police Department, officers responded to the Great River Medical Center on April 19 in reference to a man being treated after being stabbed.

  • Craighead Co. health inspections for April 13-20

    Craighead Co. health inspections for April 13-20

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:47:45 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Check out this week's Craighead County health inspections before you make your weekend plans.

    Check out this week's Craighead County health inspections before you make your weekend plans.

  • 3rd arrest announced in AR nightclub shooting

    3rd arrest announced in AR nightclub shooting

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:11:38 GMT
    Cordero Ragland (Source: Shelby County Jail)Cordero Ragland (Source: Shelby County Jail)
    Cordero Ragland (Source: Shelby County Jail)Cordero Ragland (Source: Shelby County Jail)

    The Little Rock Police Department announced a third arrest in the mass shooting at a nightclub in July 2017.

    The Little Rock Police Department announced a third arrest in the mass shooting at a nightclub in July 2017.

Powered by Frankly