1 Killed, 9 Injured in Shooting at Arkansas Block Party; Police Identify Persons of Interest

Deadly block party shooting in Wynne, Arkansas leaves 1 dead, 9 injured. 4 suspects arrested, charged with murder and battery. Authorities investigating the incident and urging witnesses to come forward.

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1 Killed, 9 Injured in Shooting at Arkansas Block Party; Police Identify Persons of Interest

1 Killed, 9 Injured in Shooting at Arkansas Block Party; Police Identify Persons of Interest

On April 13, 2024, a shooting occurred at a block party in Wynne, Arkansas, resulting in the death of one person and injuries to at least nine others. The incident took place at around 10 p.m. near the corner of Williams Avenue and Martin Luther King Street.

Varian Campbell, 27, of Wynne was pronounced dead at an area hospital after being transported from the scene. The other victims, both male and female, ranged in age from 24 to 49. Two of the injured were run over by vehicles while fleeing the shooting.

The Arkansas State Police (ASP) has identified multiple persons of interest in connection with the shooting and believes that additional victims may have been transported to hospitals in private vehicles. On April 16, the ASP arrested four suspects : Quavarius Milon, 23, Tommie Frost, 18, Carl Washington, 21, and Cameron Crawford, 22, all from Cross County.

The suspects have been charged with First-Degree Murder, nine counts of First-Degree Battery, and nine counts of Engaging in Violent Criminal Group Activity. The deceased victim, Varian Campbell, was transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for determination of the manner and cause of death.

Why this matters: The shooting at the Wynne block party highlights the ongoing issue of gun violence in communities across the United States. The incident also raises concerns about the safety of large gatherings and the need for increased security measures at such events.

The ASP is currently investigating the incident and urging anyone with information to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation. "The details surrounding the shooting are still under investigation," stated an ASP spokesperson. Authorities are working to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting and to ensure that all those responsible are brought to justice.

Key Takeaways

  • The shooting at Wynne, AR block party killed 1, injured 9 on April 13, 2024.
  • 4 suspects arrested: Quavarius Milon, Tommie Frost, Carl Washington, Cameron Crawford.
  • Suspects charged with 1st-degree murder, battery, and violent criminal group activity.
  • 2 victims run over by vehicles while fleeing the shooting.
  • Shooting highlights ongoing gun violence and need for event security measures.