Po­lice ID drive-by shoot­ing vic­tim

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - EMMA PET­TIT

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.

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