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Shots Fired at Democratic Party HQs in Little Rock

Bill Gwatney Bill Gwatney

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Authorities say a gunman entered the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters and shot the party chairman, who is hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say the gunman asked to speak to the party chairman, Bill Gwatney, and fired three shots.

Police say the suspect was chased into Grant County, south of Little Rock, and apprehended after being shot.  The suspect's condition was not known.

Sarah Lee, a sales clerk at a flower shop across the street from the party headquarters, said that around noon Gwatney's secretary ran into the shop and asked someone to call 911.  She said a man had come into the party headquarters and shot Gwatney multiple times.

She said the secretary described the man as a white male in his 40s, who drove off in a blue truck.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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