Police ID drive-by shooting victim
Authorities have identified a man who was struck three times in a drive- by shooting Monday night in Little Rock and said it happened while the victim was driving a car in which a woman and a 12-year-old girl were passengers.
Officers were sent shortly before 5 p.m. to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in response to a report about a person injured in a shooting, according to a police report.
At the hospital, officers found Brandon White, 35, of North Little Rock suffering from gunshot wounds in the left side of his chest, his left elbow and his left leg, according to a police report.
A 30-year-old North Little Rock woman at the hospital told police she and a 12-yearold girl were riding with White in her black 2001 Lexus GS near Wright Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Little Rock on Monday.
The woman was in the front passenger seat and heard gunshots, she told police. She said she watched White duck and throw himself into the back of the vehicle, according to the report.
The woman said she then jumped behind the wheel and drove White to the hospital, the report said.
The girl, who was sitting in the back seat, told police she saw a gunman firing from the front passenger seat of a black mid-2000s Honda Accord. The girl did not get a good look at the shooter, the report said.
Several bullets pierced the front and back driver’s-side doors of the Lexus. No suspect was named in the police report.
Last year, Little Rock police responded to two shootings in which children riding in vehicles were killed.