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Shots fired outside North Little Rock High graduation at Simmons Bank Arena

NLRPD are investigating after shots were fired outside of Simmons Bank Area during a North Little Rock High School graduation ceremony.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark — A shooting happened Tuesday night around 9:15 p.m. at Simmons Bank Arena during the North Little Rock High School graduation, according to police.

Police say shots were reported in the area of arena following the graduation. It is unclear if shots were fired as the ceremony was still happening or as people were leaving the arena.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

No arrests or suspects have been announced.

This incident is under investigation and police are encouraging anyone with information to contact the North Little Rock Police Department.

Following the shooting, the school district released the following statement addressing the tragic incident: 

"The North Little Rock School District values the safety and security of students, staff, and the public. It is unfortunate that the events following commencement happened; however, please know that we are already working with the North Little Rock Police Department, the administration, and other stakeholders to take additional steps to prevent what occurred from happening again. Please do not allow last evening's events to overshadow the moment.  Join us in celebrating the Class of 2022 and their outstanding achievements."

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

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