Two taken to hospital after shooting, man arrested

Two taken to hospital after shooting, man arrested

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) - Police arrested a man accused of shooting two people at a nightclub.

Hakeem Upchurch, 20, of Forrest City was arrested Sunday morning following the investigation, according to the Forrest City Police Department.

Officers were called earlier that morning to reports of shots fired at the Blue Flame Nightclub, 208 N. Grant St.

According to the department's Facebook page, officers found 25-year-old Kierra Jones and 31-year-old Kenyate Chism, both of Forrest City, suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victims were transported to Region One Health in Memphis, TN. Their conditions were not immediately released.

Officers developed Upchurch as a suspect from witnesses at the scene.

Police found Upchurch at a residence in the 900-block of S. Division Street and arrested him without incident.

Officers also found and took into evidence a loaded 9mm handgun believed to have been used in the shooting.

Upchurch already had an active warrant for aggravated assault and terroristic threatening police state.

He is in the St. Francis County Jail on those charges.

He also faces new charges which include:

  • Two counts of battery-first degree
  • Three counts of aggravated assault
  • Committing a terroristic act
  • Possession of firearms by certain persons
  • Carrying a weapon
  • Discharging a firearm in city limits

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