JPD: Shots fired in North Jonesboro, dozens saw 'nothing' - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

JPD: Shots fired in North Jonesboro, dozens saw 'nothing'

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

When shots rang out Sunday night in north Jonesboro, there were dozens of people on the street. But, no one saw a thing, according to police.

Around 11 p.m. officers responded to a fight with weapons call in the 400-block of North Allis.

When police arrived, they found several people outside and on the street.

Officers, including Christopher Pigg, began interviewing the crowd.

“I spoke to several people,” Pigg stated in the initial incident report. “Every person I spoke to advised that they do not know anything and would not provide any information.”

Pigg then spoke to a 46-year-old woman whose vehicle had been shot twice. The back glass was also shattered, the report stated.

The woman told the officer when she heard the gunshots, she looked outside and saw approximately 30 people in her yard.

She did not know any of them.

While Pigg was talking with the victim, Officer Scott Baxter was talking to a 39-year-old woman who was on her way to the hospital in an SUV.

The woman, who has a pacemaker, said when the shots started she “dove to the ground and started rolling, trying not to get shot.”

She did not know who was shooting nor if they were shooting at her.

The woman said she had a pacemaker and because she was having trouble breathing, had flagged down two men to drive her to the hospital.

Baxter asked if she needed an ambulance. When she refused, he released her from the scene.

At least one person spoke to police, according to the report.

A man who was stopped leaving the scene told Officer Zachary McQuay he was on his way to his uncle’s house to get a gun.

When asked why he needed a gun, the man reportedly said he needed to defend his sister from the people who were shooting.

He described the shooter as a “tall black male with dreadlocks” driving a red car.

At this time, there are no known suspects.

Anyone with information on this shooting can call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867) and leave an anonymous tip.

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