One injured in shooting near Annie Camp in Jonesboro

Image courtesy F. Scott Coleman.

JONESBORO, Ark. – Jonesboro Police Department Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred on July 4, 2018 on the 1900 block of West Nettleton Ave in Jonesboro.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., patrol officers responded to a call of a vehicle accident where a vehicle had left the roadway and struck parked vehicles that were located at an apartment building in the 1900 block of West Nettleton Ave.

Upon their arrival, they learned that the vehicle that left the roadway had been shot while traveling east bound on Nettleton Ave. Witnesses at the scene directed responding officers to the driver of the the vehicle that left the roadway and saw that the driver had a minor injury to their arm. The driver received medical attention on the scene and was taken to a local hospital. Witnesses then described to the officers that another vehicle was following the vehicle that crashed as it traveled east bound on Nettleton Ave.

Witnesses told officers that a passenger in the following vehicle was shooting at the lead vehicle and the lead vehicle then left the roadway and struck the parked vehicles. Several items of Evidence were collected at the scene by Detectives which are actively investigating this crime.

Anyone who may have information regarding this shooting is encouraged to contact the Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-5657 or if they wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crimestoppers by calling 870-935-STOP (7867).


Earlier Report

JONESBORO, Ark. – A woman was sent to the hospital after at least one bullet struck her car, causing glass to cut her, a desk sergeant with Jonesboro Police Department told NEA Report early Thursday.

The incident happened around 10:30 PM late Wednesday night on West Nettleton near Dupwe in Jonesboro, just as the 4th of July was coming to a close. With fireworks popping across city streets despite the city’s ban, the sound of gunfire went unnoticed to most in the west Jonesboro neighborhood – but not to a female victim who suffered cuts from shattered glass.

The JPD desk sergeant said the woman was released from the hospital by 3 AM Thursday morning, when speaking to a reporter.Police had a section of West Nettleton blocked off as investigators searched for clues late Wednesday, photos and video sent to NEA Report showed. One witness said it was a “spray” of bullets which impacted several houses but this was not confirmed by police. The officer who spoke with NEA Report believed the victim had been injured while in her vehicle.

Police said as of 5 AM, no suspects were in custody. Not much else was known by authorities at that time.

If you have any information which could assist authorities, please contact Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP (7867). Calls are anonymous and you can earn cash for your tips.

Photo submitted by F. Scott Coleman.

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