Teen shot in head in Little Rock, authorities say

A 19-year-old man was shot in the head early Friday morning in a Little Rock neighborhood, the latest injury from gunfire in a city that has seen a marked increase in such violence this year, police said.

It reportedly happened about 5 a.m. on Old Forge Court, a residential street that runs west of Reservoir Road between Rodney Parham and Cantrell Roads.

The victim, who police found at the Wendy's at 11319 N. Rodney Parham Road, initially told investigators he was shot at an apartment complex, but he later gave authorities an address on Old Forge, according to a Little Rock Police Department report.

The victim said he was with a woman there when a man he believed to be her boyfriend showed up with a gun and confronted him, the report said. The gunman started to push the woman and the victim "began to drive away," at which point shots were fired, according to the report.

The teen was hit in the back of the head and the upper back. He was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, where emergency room officials told investigators the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

No suspect was named on the report and no arrest was listed. The gunman was said to be a black man who stood about 5 foot 9, weighed 180 pounds and was wearing a white shirt.

The shooting occurred hours after another shooting late Thursday night in Little Rock, records show. A Democrat-Gazette story earlier this week revealed the number of people hurt by gunfire in the state's capital city is up more than 90 percent in 2017 compared to last year.


TravisBickle says...

That area is going down the crapper. And I wonder why.

Posted 21 April 2017, 10 a.m. Suggest removal

Tigermule says...

the reason it s turning into crap is the apartment complexes in that part of town accept Section 8 vouchers.

Posted 21 April 2017, 10:05 a.m. Suggest removal

titleist10 says...

Black on black violence I guess the tax payers will pick up the hospital bill why did'nt he shoot the girl it was as much her fault as the guys

Posted 21 April 2017, 2:08 p.m. Suggest removal

florise27 says...

Trouble is just that---trouble. It does not have any particular place to happen, because it happens everywhere, and in many different ways. Everyone seem to have short fuses these days and they are ready to explode at the drop of a hat; while others merely sit by to keep fuel on the fires that already burns. People are raping, stealing, & killing everywhere...but these are the times in which we live. I suspect that matters will not get better, but rather will grow worse except we are willing to make a change ourselves. Everybody's got somebody they would like to blame--but if the truth be told, we are all to blame. How and why did we allow things to get so messed up in the first place? Ask us a question and we all think we know the answers---well I'm no exception, I think I know the answer too: TURN BACK TO GOD!!! He's the ONLY answer.

Posted 21 April 2017, 2:47 p.m. Suggest removal

Whippersnapper says...

All I know is that if I ever get shot, I don't think I will be driving myself to a Wendy's. Emergency Room maybe, but Dave Thomas ain't gonna cut it.

Posted 21 April 2017, 3:52 p.m. Suggest removal

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