Little Rock Investigating 12 Drive-By Shootings In A Week

Jun 30, 2017

Little Rock has had several drive-by shootings over the past week but police say recent ones don't seem to be random.

An 18-year-old was shot Thursday and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police spokesman Steve McClanahan told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that it appeared that the shooting was not random. He did not offer details.

Separately, police said an arrest was made in drive-by shooting Tuesday that injured a 7-year-old boy. McClanahan said it appeared the shooter was targeting a group of people - not the child.

Television station KTHV reported that Thursday's shooting was the city's 12th in a week. It also reported that, at a community meeting, the police chief said Little Rock needed to have another 75 officers to be fully staffed. It has just more than 500 officers.