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15 shootings over the weekend in Little Rock

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Little Rock, Arkansas – Little Rock saw a spree of violent crimes over the weekend.

The Little Rock Police Department has confirmed 15 shootings, with three people dead in a 26-hour time span.

According to community activists, like Pastor Walter Crockran with the organization ‘Arkansas Stop the Violence’ , they were shocked, disappointed, and angry to hear the news.

“In a small place like Little Rock, Arkansas, that’s very disturbing, that’s very disturbing,” Crockran said. ‘But even one, like we were saying earlier, even one, that’s a disturbing rate right there. We should come together as a community, and love one another.”

Two victims of those shootings have been identified. 58-year-old Dwayne Thompson died in the shooting at 3M Road and Frazier Pike on Sunday, and 23-year-old Glen Finley died on S. Rodney Parham Rd on Saturday.

A third unidentified victim died on Sunday at a Valero gas station. That victim is waiting for identification.

According to Crockran, life lost is one too many, but Finley’s death stings, because he was so young and didn’t even get a chance to fully live his life.

“This can happen to anyone, but a 23-year-old losing their life, they have all this life ahead of them, and they’re losing their life to nonsense, that’s a shame,” he said. “We just have to value lives, we have to get back to the area where we value people’s lives, and be able to sit down and talk about various things when we have a problem with someone.”

Members of ‘Arkansas Stop the Violence’ asks the Governor to seek help in getting illegal weapons off the streets of the Capital City.

 

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