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Police release victim's name in Jonesboro shooting

Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting in which one person was in critical condition Wednesday night. (Source: KAIT-TV) Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting in which one person was in critical condition Wednesday night. (Source: KAIT-TV)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting which left one person in critical condition.

According to Jonesboro Police Department Public Information Officer Cpl. David McDaniel, officers went to the Chateau Apartments in the 800-block of South Caraway Road around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday after getting a call about the shooting. 

In a media release, McDaniel said the person suffered a "serious injury by gunshot".

On Thursday, McDaniel released the victim's name to Region 8 News. McDaniel said 20-year-old Devontae Dewayne Fowler of Jonesboro was shot. He's still in the hospital and is "very serious and he is unconscious," McDaniel said in a news release.

McDaniel said police processed the crime scene and interviewed possible witnesses in connection with the case.

No arrests have been made in connection with the case, McDaniel said. 

Anyone with information in connection with the shooting can call Jonesboro police at 870-935-5657, 870-935-6710, or the department's Crimestoppers Tip Line at 870-935-STOP. 

According to Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott, Fowler was also one of six people wounded last year in a shooting in downtown Jonesboro. On May 14, 2017, there was a shooting at the Basement Under Main around 12:30 a.m.

At the time, police said there was a large party at the venue when an altercation broke out among people at the party.  

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