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Little Rock police investigating 2nd homicide in less than 12 hours

The homicide on Republic Lane happened near Baseline and Geyer Springs and about a mile from another homicide earlier Tuesday afternoon.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — At around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Little Rock police officers responded to Republic Lane after a "shots fired" call and found Xavier Johnson, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound, police said.

Johnson was transported to a nearby hospital where he died. His body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy, according to an LRPD statement released Wednesday.

The homicide happened near Baseline and Geyer Springs and about a mile from another homicide earlier Tuesday night.

Police haven't released any other information besides saying that detectives are still investigating and have "canvassed the area and checked surveillance cameras."

After reaching out to the victim's family, they decided against speaking to us at this time.

The separate homicide took place at around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday where a woman's body was found in a car after what looked like suffering from gunshot wounds, according to police.

We're working to learn if the cases are connected.

There have been 57 homicides in Little Rock this year.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.