Wynne police investigate shootings

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - According to Wynne police Detective Rolland Geror, police are investigating two shooting incidents that happened Saturday night.

Police first went to Williams and L Streets around 10:10 p.m. after getting a call about a shooting. There, a 21-year-old male was found shot in the chest. Police later got a call about a shooting in the parking lot of CrossRidge Hospital, Geror said.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the parking lot and Larry Jackson, 48, of Wynne was arrested in connection with that case, Geror said.

Also, police are not saying if both shootings are connected.

An area resident, Carol Howell, said Sunday that she was shocked to hear about the shootings, especially one that was near her home. Howell, who has lived in Wynne for 32 years, said her husband was having some pains Saturday night and that she almost brought him to the hospital. However, they decided not to.

"Praise God that, you know, we didn't go to the hospital, but you know I'm just scared for those other people cause I cannot imagine how they felt.  I can't imagine how I'd feel if a gun was pointed on me," Howell said.

Anyone with information on both shootings can call the Wynne Police Department at 870-238-8718.

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