A reported shooting on U.S. Highway 79 south between Wabbaseka and Humphrey Monday afternoon resulted in injuries to a woman, and Arkansas State Police investigators are attempting to locate the suspect.


Jefferson County Sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr., said the suspect was identified as Edward Spears Jr., 24, of Wabbaseka.


Woods said a motorist contacted dispatchers to report seeing a man in a vehicle shooting at a second vehicle, which contained a woman and child.


The woman, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where Woods said she was being treated for what appeared to be a “non-life threatening wound to the thigh.”


Late Monday afternoon, Spears was still at large. Awith information should contact the Arkansas State Police or call 911.


No further details were available about the incident.