UPDATE: Seven injured after shooting breaks out at social gathering in Hope, Ark.


HOPE, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – Police in Hope is investigating a shooting that left seven people injured and early Sunday morning.

According to police, victims were a mixture of males and females in the 15- to 21-year-old age range. Six people were shot and one victim broke their leg trying to run from the gunfire.

One victim was airlifted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Hospital in Little Rock, and another was taken by ambulance to Baptist-Health in Little Rock. Other victims were taken to Wadley Regional Medical Centers in Hope and Texarkana.

“All of the victims were transported either by personal vehicle or EMS to local hospitals. We are still trying to get good updated statuses on some of the victims. We know some of them have already been released and gone home. Some are in stable condition and I think we had at least one that was taken directly into surgery,” said Kimberly Tomlin, Assistant Chief.

Officials said it happened around 2 a.m. in the 1400 block of East Hickory Street. According to investigators, dozens of people were participating in a social gathering when the shots were fired. Police said there were some people from out of town at the gathering. 

Assistant Chief Kimberly Tomlin said the suspects, three black men, were last seen getting into a black vehicle that looked like a Grand Marquis.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hope Police Department at (870) 777-3434 or (870) 722-2560.  

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