After 7 drive-by shootings in 4 days, Little Rock police asking for help

7 drive-by shootings in 4 days in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - After seven drive-by shooting in four days, the Little Rock Police Department are asking for the public's help in stopping the trend from continuing.

Four shooting happened on June 22, followed by two more on June 23, and then the final drive-by shooting on Saturday. That final shooting was the only one to result in injury.

On Saturday, two people were shot near the 4500 block of Montclair Road. In that shooting, one of the victim's said a teenage gang member was the suspect in the shooting. The victim said the shooter used an AR-15 gun and was a part of the "Monroe Gang."

The trend of drive-by shootings in the city is a cycle Little Rock police are very familiar with. They believe all of the shootings were tied to gang violence.

Lieutenant Steve McClanahan said the majority of these shooting are connected, but without the neighborhood's help, it will impede their investigation.

"It's not just a problem for our police department," said McClanahan, "it's a problem that affects the quality of life in these communities."

At Saturday's shooting, neighbors were unwilling to go on camera or speak up because they are afraid they will become the next victim.

No arrests or suspects have been named in any of the seven shootings.

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