One man is dead and another injured after police say shots range out in a Pine Bluff neighborhood Monday afternoon.
Police say the driver, 33-year-old Antonio Martin was found dead on the scene, and the passenger was taken to a local hospital for his injuries.
“It’s scary to know it could have been your daughter or your son,” Elijah Anderson, who lives nearby said.
“Someone just lost their life, and it isn’t worth it.”
Anderson was outside with his girlfriend when it happened. He says they heard at least eight gunshots ring out near 25th Avenue just before 4:30 p.m.
“It sounded like firecrackers,” he said. “We weren’t aware what happened at first, and then we saw police.”
Police say someone started shooting at the driver and passenger from a separate car.
They believe the shooting started at the intersection of 24th Avenue and Cedar Street and ended at 25th Avenue and Spruce Street.
“Someone dispatched there was a shooting going on,” DeAunuana Roberts, a spokesperson for the police department said.
KATV was there as the victim’s bullet-riddled car was towed away.
As police search for answers, neighbors search for peace.
By banding together, Anderson says he hopes the community can put a stop to the violence.
“I’m truly truly sorry this happened,” he said. “Anything we can do as a community to help, I’m sure we’re going to come together and do it.”
No suspect information has been released.
If you know any information about this crime, you are urged to call Pine Bluff Police.
The department is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
This is the 12th homicide of the year for Pine Bluff.
Post courtesy of KATV.