Jonesboro police investigating early morning chase, shooting

Jonesboro police investigating early morning chase, shooting

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - An early morning shooting on a busy Jonesboro road ended in a crash and one person rushed to the hospital.

The incident happened around midnight Tuesday, Sept. 15, on Red Wolf Boulevard, near the A-State campus.

An officer at the scene told a Region 8 News reporter that people were “shooting at one another” which led to the crash.

According to the initial incident report, two men were in the car when it crashed, including a 31-year-old man from Forrest City and a 23-year-old Osceola man. Police did not identify which of the two men was driving.

Sally Smith, public information specialist for the Jonesboro Police Department, said dispatch received a call regarding a “man with a gun" in a white vehicle who was following the victim’s car.

Officers working in the area of Johnson and Melrose heard multiple gunshots fired.

The suspects began firing at the victim’s car around Aggie Road. Then traveling at a high speed, the victims crashed after passing Alumni Drive on Red Wolf Boulevard.

The car went through a barrier and landed by trees near the Centennial Bank Stadium.

The driver fled for help and officers found him at Embassy Suites.

The victim from Osceola suffered a bullet graze wound to the right side of his head and a large cut to his right temple, according to the initial incident report. An ambulance took the man to a local hospital where he was treated and soon released.

The other victim of the wrecked vehicle had minor injuries and refused treatment.

Police have made no arrests and do not have any persons of interest at this time.

Smith encourages anyone with information on this alleged shooting contact the JPD at 935-5551 or leave an anonymous tip with Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867).

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and provide updates as more details become available.

Wreck, shooting on Red Wolf Blvd

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