LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There have been two shootings on Colonel Glenn Road in less than 24 hours. The two shootings also happened roughly 1,000 feet from each other.
Police say Sunday night around 11 p.m., 19-year-old Brent Cartwright was shot and killed, making his death the tenth homicide of the year for Little Rock.
Officers said there was a large group of people hanging out in the Kroger parking lot when several shots were fired.
“It was very chaotic," said Lieutenant Steven McClanahan. "There were a lot of people out here. We also had several businesses that were struck by gun fire.”
Police say that an unidentified person dropped Cartwright off at a nearby hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Then on Monday afternoon around 4:30 p.m., police say a 17-year-old boy was shot.
“He ran across the street from being shot, came to the front of Taco Bell where he collapsed,” McClanahan said.
When officers got on scene they realized the scene was much bigger than they thought.
“We went across the street to the Big Country Chateau Apartments and over there we located a rather large crime scene where multiple shots had been fired,” the officer said.
Police believe the shooting started with someone trying to steal the victim's 2004 white Ford mustang.
“His car was stolen," McClanahan claimed. "The suspect we are looking for is a black male, heavy set with an afro, light skin, white pants and a white shirt.”
Police don't believe the two shootings are connected, but they do say there is a loitering problem in the area they plan to address.
“We don't have a detail right now to address that, but I'm sure we'll be looking at that to see what we can do to make it safe for the people in the city of Little Rock,” said McClanahan.
Little Rock police say they found the victim’s car abandoned in Boyle Park. It will be for searched and tested for DNA or anything that may lead to the arrest of the suspect.
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