Jonesboro police continue to investigate shooting on Vine Street

Updated: Aug. 1, 2019 at 1:24 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - While police were at the scene of a shooting Wednesday night, a man entered a local hospital with a gunshot wound he received at another location.

At 10:02 p.m. officers were dispatched to Vine and Oak Streets regarding a shots fired call, said Sally Smith, public information specialist for the police department.

Witnesses at the scene said no one had been shot, but several subjects in three different cars had fired rounds in the air to break up a physical altercation that was in progress, according to the JPD initial incident report.

They also said that there were three cars, two of them gray/silver and one black. One car had two white females and multiple black males inside. They described one of the females as heavy set and one was skinny.

The witnesses said a Hispanic male was involved in the shooting. They advised that two cars contained juveniles and the other was an adult black male.

Witnesses said the shooter was wearing a Chicago Bulls sweat suit.

At 10:05 p.m., while officers were still investigating the shooting on Vine, a victim entered a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.

The victim told officers he was going to meet with a girl who lived at the Park Lake Apartments on Kristi Lake when he heard two shots and felt a sharp pain in his back.

He was treated and later released from the hospital, Smith said.

No arrest has been made and there is no suspect at this time.

Anyone with information on the shooting can call Jonesboro police at 870-935-5657 or Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP.

Region 8 News will have more details as they become available.

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