Officers investigating Friday shooting

JONESBORO, Ark. – Jonesboro police continue to investigate a Friday night shooting incident that left one man hospitalized.

Police were called to a business on Melrose Street at approximately 9:25 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, officers found Shannon Gates, 32, inside the business, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the lower abdomen.

Gates told officers that three masked men wearing all-black clothing chased him inside his business, Gates Detail Shop, and shot him, fleeing on foot in an unknown direction. Gates was taken to a local hospital, where he is still being treated.

Patrol and K-9 officers established a perimeter around the crime scene and attempted to track the assailants without success. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding this case may contact the Jonesboro Police Department at (870) 935-5553 or Jonesboro Crimestoppers at 935-7867 (935-STOP).

JPD Press Release

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