Reports of multiple shootings in the early morning hours Saturday in Pine Bluff resulted in the death of one man and injuries to a second.


Police have not yet said if the two incidents were related.


Pine Bluff Police Lt. David De Foor said in a press release that officers found David Ibemesi, 30, inside a passenger vehicle in a yard at 2719 S. Cherry St. after being dispatched to the area to investigate a report of gunshots.


Ibemesi was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:06 a.m. by a doctor in the emergency room. Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley said the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. Kelley said the body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office at Little Rock for an autopsy.


This was the fifth homicide in Pine Bluff so far this year.


No further information was immediately available Saturday morning.


According to De Foor, the investigation is in its early stages, and no suspects have been identified.


According to the news release, Ibemesi was shot at a different location from where the vehicle was found.


Around the same time, officers received a call about another shooting in the area of 18th Avenue and Oak Street and found a male who had reportedly been shot in the head. That person, who has not been identified, was also sent to JRMC.


A police source said officers found multiple shell casings in the area of West 26th Avenue and Oak Street Saturday morning.


Anyone with information about the incidents should contact the Detective Division at 730-2090 or the dispatch center at 541-5300. All calls will be kept confidential.


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