A Pine Bluff man was shot to death Thursday afternoon at Lake Saracen less than a day after four others were shot in central Pine Bluff Wednesday night.
The Wednesday night victims are all recovering at hospitals; one victim, a woman, was listed in serious condition, according to the Pine Bluff Police Department.
A PBPD news release said that at around 5 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to 700 Pullen Avenue in reference to a man's body being found in the lake. Police said he suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.
Police are not identifying the body until the next of kin are notified.
Antonio Bailey, 22, was identified by witnesses as the shooter and was arrested on a first-degree murder charge, the news release said. Further information about the incident wasn't available.
In Wednesday's multiple shooting, PBPD officers were dispatched to 311 W. 24th in reference to a shooting, where they found three males who had gunshot wounds.
The males were 27-year-old Jeremy Harris, 34-year-old Tavonta Shelton and 34-year-old James Bearden. All three said they were in front of the house when a white truck pulled up. Two males got out of the truck and started shooting.
Police reported that in addition to the victims, the house was struck several times and a vehicle that was parked in the front yard was damaged. All three victims were transported to Jefferson Regional Medical Center. None of them have injuries that appeared to be life-threatening.
Multiple shell casings were found in the street, police said.
At about the same time, officers responded to the Domino's Pizza, which is two blocks away, in response to a female who had been shot and had walked up to the business.
It was later determined that the woman, Debra Hurd, 37, was also at 311 W. 24th and was shot at the same time as the other three victims. A store employee said the female appeared at the door, which had been locked, and said employees let her in because she appeared to have been shot. It is reported that her condition is serious.
No suspects have been arrested and no motive has been established for the shooting
Anyone with any information on this shooting is asked to call the Detective office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.
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