2-year-old shot and killed in West Memphis

A horrible crime is reported to have occurred early Friday morning in West Memphis.

At 1:13 AM Friday, June 17, West Memphis police officers responded to a shots fired call in the 700-block of N. 18th Street. A news release says while officers were en route to the crime scene, they learned that two shooting victims had arrived at a nearby hospital. One of the shooting victims was a 2-year-old male who tragically died. The other shooting victim is the mother of the juvenile and was transferred to a Memphis hospital to receive further treatment for her injuries. Police say she is expected to survive.

Officers that responded to North 18th Street located and secured the crime scene for detectives. Investigators are gathering information and speaking to witnesses as of the latest update. No arrest have been made.

Anyone with information about this incident is strongly encouraged by police to contact the West Memphis Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 870-732-7554. If you wish to remain anonymous and want to leave a tip and receive up a $2,000 in reward money leading to an arrest, contact Crittenden County Crime Stoppers at 870-732-4444.

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