BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) – A Blytheville shooting killed at least 1 person and injured at least a dozen more, according to a Pafford Medical Services Facebook post.
The message states, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Blytheville, Arkansas. Overnight more than a dozen victims were shot, resulting in at least 1 death. Please keep the Pafford EMS Medics, Blytheville Police and Emergency Services and Great River Medical Center staff in your prayers this morning as they have worked together to save as many victims as possible.”
The Blytheville Police Department confirmed officers are investigating a homicide that occurred around 11 p.m. Saturday. Police Chief Ross Thompson told the Blytheville Courier News that 20-year-old Adline King of Blytheville was killed in the shooting. The department also confirmed several people were shot in the incident, and their conditions are unknown at this time.
An Arkansas State Police spokesman said state police assisted in the investigation, but referred questions to Blytheville police.