Two injured after shooting on Arch Street, JPD investigating

Two injured after shooting on Arch Street, JPD investigating

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night at the intersection of Arch Street and Highland Drive, according to JPD Public Information Specialist Sally Smith.

Smith said two people were shot but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

An off-duty Jonesboro police officer heard the shots around 8:15 p.m. When he went to investigate, he found a car with a woman inside who had a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Jonesboro Police are currently investigating a shooting that happened at the intersection of Highland Ave. and Arch...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Police also found a man who had been riding in the car with a gunshot wound to the leg.

JPD officers used a tourniquet on the male victim’s leg and waited for EMS to arrive.

The two victims were taken to area hospitals.

A second man who was in the car but did not get shot told police he did not know who started shooting at them, according to a Jonesboro police incident report.

The man said the shots came from a white Toyota Camry that turned west onto Highland.

When police asked the man how many people were in the car he was in, he said three, the two shooting victims and himself.

Police also spoke with a witness who said he was sitting in his chair and heard several gunshots. He said he then saw a black car with the passenger side window shot out and four or five black men get out of the car and run between the houses.

Smith said it was car to car contact, meaning the shooting happened with two cars meeting each other.

The Criminal Investigation Division was called to the scene.

No suspects have been arrested.

Jonesboro police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the department at 870-935-5657 or Jonesboro Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP (7867).

Region 8 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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