Blytheville Police Investigating Afternoon Shooting

OCTOBER 20, 2006 - Posted at 3:20 p.m. CDT

BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Police in Blytheville are investigating a shooting incident that occured this afternoon and left one man wounded.

At approximately 1:10 p.m., the BPD received several calls about a disturbance at 522 Walls Street.  Police then got another call from a man identified as Emmanual Hodges, advising that he had been shot.

Officers then responded to the address and located the victim outside the apartment complex with an apparent gunshot wound to his lower right leg.  Evidence at the scene indicated that the victim had been shot inside the apartment building, which police quickly secured.  Police believe the suspect fled through an apartment's rear window before officers arrived at the scene.

Hodges was taken by ambulance to the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville where's he being treated, and the search continues for a suspect.