Jonesboro police investigate shooting on Melrose Street

Jonesboro police investigate shooting on Melrose Street
Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday evening on Melrose Street that injured one person. (Source: Jonesboro Police Department Facebook)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are looking into a shooting Friday evening in which one person was shot multiple times on Melrose Street.

According to a media release from Jonesboro police, officers went to the 300-block of Melrose Street around 11:50 p.m. June 7 after getting a call about shots being fired.

Officers found the victim, who had multiple gunshot wounds to the leg, abdomen and arm.

Jonesboro and Arkansas State University police applied a tourniquet to help the victim until paramedics arrived. The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries, police said.

Police also spoke with witnesses, who said they had reportedly seen a black Escalade near the 1800-block of Cedar Heights. UPD officers on scene also told Jonesboro police the Escalade drove past them heading towards Johnson.

Officers do not have a suspect at this time, but are investigating.

Anyone with information on the shooting can call Jonesboro Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP.

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