Students react to weekend shooting, just as A-State school year begins

Reaction Following Last Night's Shooting

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - As students filed onto the A-State campus for the first day of the new semester, Jonesboro police were just a few blocks away, searching for clues to a shooting.

Saturday night’s shooting on Cedar Heights Drive, just four blocks from Arkansas State University, sent two people to the hospital.

The nearest dormitory is Kays Hall.

Student Kaiden Storms said he knew nothing about the shooting.

“I wish they would put out an alert or something,” he said. “It didn’t happen on campus but being so close, you know. I feel people have a right to know. I feel I’m kind of in the dark about the whole thing and I’m sure other people are, too.”

Now he says he’ll be a little more on guard, and alert to what’s happening both on campus and off.

“I think everybody should be more cautious, especially with it being so close to school starting,” he said. “You have a bunch of people that aren’t from around here that don’t know what the areas are like. I, probably, will reach out to UPD because this is something people need to know about.”

The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing, and the first day of classes begin Monday.

Anyone with information on the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 870-935-STOP.

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