Sunday morning at about 1:45 AM, Officers of the Pine Bluff Police Department responded to a shooting victim arriving at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. The shooting victim was a 16-year-old juvenile and was pronounced dead at JRMC.

Another victim involved in the same incident arrived at Jefferson Regional Medical Center and is stable.  

The shooting occurred at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Pine Bluff. A group of people were reportedly gathered at the park when an altercation began, and someone started shooting.  

Both of the victims were transported from MLK park to Jefferson Regional Medical Center by personal vehicle.  

Two other people with non-life threatening injuries resulting from the incident were also treated at JRMC.

The motive for this shooting is unknown at this time.  There is no suspect information to be released at the time of this release.  

The homicide victim’s identity will not be released due to the victim’s age.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the detective office tip line at 870-730-2106, the detective office at 870-730-2090, or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.

This is the 8th homicide in Pine Bluff this year.