Arkansas Shootings Leave 13-Year-Old Girl, Three Others Dead; Two Boys, 10 and 8, Critically Wounded

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

JONESBORO, Arkansas (AP) — Arkansas police say a man suspected of fatally shooting two people inside a home as well as a worker at a business was found dead inside a stopped car.

A man and a 13-year-old girl were killed Saturday afternoon inside the east Jonesboro residence, said Sgt. Doug Formon of the Jonesboro police. Four others in the house also were shot — including two boys, 10 and 8, who were critically wounded — and transported to hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee, KAIT-TV in Jonseboro and the AP added.

It appeared a family was having a party or gathering, Formon said.

A few minutes after arriving at the house, authorities responded to a shooting at a business near a U.S. highway where a worker was found shot to death. He was doing construction there, KAIT said.

The man Formon said is the suspected gunman was found in the driver’s seat of a stopped car. It wasn’t clear if the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

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