Bloody Little Rock: Six Slayings in Seven Days

JANUARY 16, 2006 - Posted at 11:51 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Little Rock has seen six killings in a seven-day period.  It's an unusual string of bloodshed for the small city.

Police said the killings appear to be unrelated.

The latest victim was 19-year-old Charles Washington of North Little Rock.  Three boys found him lying face down near the side of a road yesterday.  He had been shot in the head.

Little Rock police spokesman Terry Hastings said he's never seen six killings in seven days in his 30 years in law enforcement.

There were 41 killings in Little Rock in 2005.

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