Tuesday's shooting victim is only 17

JONESBORO, Ark. – The victim of Tuesday’s shooting is a juvenile.

With more information released by Jonesboro Police Department from Tuesday night’s shooting on Clover Drive in Jonesboro, we are gaining a clearer picture of what happened and who was involved.

At 7:33 p.m. Tuesday night, JPD officers were called to 2210 Clover Drive, finding a 17-year-old male suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to a press release from Paul Holmes, JPD Information Specialist. A witness who lived on the street spoke to NEA Report in a live report and said the male was shot in the leg and buttock region. 

The shooter fled the area on foot following the incident, witnesses said. He ran northbound through an apartment building’s parking lot. He was described as a short black male, wearing a white shirt and black pants. An anonymous source at the scene said he was a teen, too – possibly close in age to the victim. He was also described as being shorter and possibly wearing a cap. It was said he jumped into an SUV on the other side of the apartments and fled.

A witness said police used K9 units to attempt to track the witness but the scent was lost in that precise area.

A source who asked to remain nameless told NEA Report a nearby street clique, possibly called “The Shootas,” operated out of a set of apartments on Race Street. The source believed the incident could be related to that group, as many are younger.

Additionally, sources mentioned the home where the incident occurred at had been raided by police several times in the past. Multiple people feared drugs were a catalyst in the evening’s events.

Anyone with information regarding the incident may call the JPD Criminal Investigation Division at (870) 935-6710 or Jonesboro Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (935-7867.)

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