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Two teenagers shot to death on Friday, local residents concerned



North Little Rock, Arkansas – North Little Rock authorities are investigating the Friday night deadly shooting incident that left two young people dead.

Per the incident report, the shooting took place Friday night in the 3900 block of McCain Blvd. Law enforcement officials were dispatched to the scene shortly after the shooting took place and asked the local residents and drivers to avoid the crime scene area while they were investigating. Later, the area was cleared for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Initially, not many details were available about potential victims and suspects, but the North Little Rock Police Department later issued a press release confirming that two teenagers had died in the deadly shooting. The victims were both found at the scene in a vehicle with serious gunshot wounds. One of them was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second victim was transferred to a hospital for treatment, where he later died.

As of the writing of this report, the police department hadn’t released the names of the victims but confirmed that both of them were 17 years old.

The latest deadly shooting incident has raised safety concerns among the local community once again. Per the statistics, eight victims of homicide this year have been juveniles, which is quite concerning for parents and safety advocates.

The shooting victims are getting younger and younger as the number of violent crime incidents is on the rise in North Little Rock. A similar trend is also seen in Little Rock, where we will officially see a record-high number of homicide victims this year.

So far, the police department hasn’t made any arrests, and no word of a suspect(s) has been given.

Co-chair of the North Little Rock CARES Youth Coalition, Darrell Montgomery, said that investing in the youth and battling crime in the city as a community is something we should all aim for.

“No amount of money is too much to invest in the future of our kids and to the future of our society, to try to change their lives,” Montgomery said.