Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mass Shooting in Arkansas - Not a Gun Free Zone - 3 Dead, 4 Wounded


A gunman shot six people at an Arkansas home Saturday, killing a man and a teenager and critically wounding two boys, before fatally shooting a worker at a nearby business, police said.
The suspected gunman was later found dead of a gunshot wound in the driver's seat of a stopped car, Jonesboro police Sgt. Doug Formon said at an evening news conference. It was not immediately clear if the gunshot was self-inflicted.
Formon said a man and a 13-year-old girl were killed Saturday afternoon inside the home in east Jonesboro, Arkansas, where it appeared a family was having a party or gathering.
Four other people were injured and were taken to hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee. Formon said the children, ages 8 and 10, were transported in critical condition.
Police received a 911 call about the shooting at the home around 1:00 p.m. Police responded at 1:22 p.m. to a report of a second shooting at a business near a U.S. highway. Forman said the worker was found shot to death at the second site, where construction and lawn work had been ongoing.
Around 3:30 p.m., Formon said, a farmer or passing motorist called 911 to report a car parked in the middle of a county road. A deputy responded and found the stopped car with the suspected gunman inside.


  1. So the police were called for all three shootings but were unable to stop any of them?

  2. While there is no information in regards to him being adjudicated as mentally ill, we have a potential prohibited person with a revolver. I'm noticing that there seems to be a shift in these shootings towards what could be referred to as more conventional firearms such as shotguns and in this case, a revolver.
    I wonder if the weapons used by most of these miscreants is also chiefly determined by whatever happens to be available or as Mike has put it, whatever the demons in their head are telling them.

    "Hernandez used a .357 magnum handgun in the shootings. Yates said it appears as though he had to reload the weapon given the gun's six bullet capacity. "

    "Yates said they did not know how Hernandez, who was recently released from a mental facility, obtained the weapon. He said investigators are working to find out."