WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) - Two people are dead after an officer-involved shooting in West Memphis Wednesday night.
Arkansas State Police say two people were killed in the shooting near North 18th and McAuley Drive. A West Memphis police officer was also injured. He has since been released from the hospital.
Two neighbors were watching TV in the area when they heard shots being fired.
“She thought they were firecrackers… I said that didn’t sound like firecrackers," Linda Foster said. "It sounded like a bomb or something. I really couldn’t explain it.
Makitha Foster said they heard 10 to 15 shots ring out while they were watching TV.
At the scene, windows of a silver sedan were shattered.
It’s unclear what led up to the shooting.
West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon issued this statement: