Shots fired in River Market after family-friendly event
LITTLE ROCK (KATV)--Little Rock Police continue to look for a shooter, after shots were fired in the River Market last night.
No injuries were reported in the shooting, which happened shortly after Movies in the Park, an event put on every Wednesday by the Little Rock Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
According to police, the shots were fired on the 400 block of President Clinton Avenue.
They say a group of teens was escorted out of Movies in the Park after "unruly behavior". Once they reached this area, three shots were fired and the group took off running. No arrests have been made so far.
Surveillance video from a Little Rock Police camera on the 400 block of President Clinton Avenue has been released by police. You can't see the gunshots, but you can notice a crowd quickly disperses out of the area after the shots were fired.
Anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 people show every Wednesday for Movies in the Park held at the First Security Amphitheater.
"About 9:50 p.m. when officers were dispersing the crowd from Movies in the Park, a large portion of the crowd started to leave, then officers heard about three shots discharged in the area," said Lt. Sidney Allen, Little Rock Police.
According to a police report, police did stop one suspect, who they believed had a gun. Police stopped him after pulling out their guns and cuffing him. However, no weapons were found on the suspect so they released him.
Allen adds, they have more than 15 cameras set up here in the River Market area, and one of them is here on the 400 block of President Clinton Avenue.
"I can't recall of any incident where shots were fired in the River Market, again the Movies in the Park is a family-oriented occasion, more than 99% of the people out there are out there for the purpose of enjoying the evening, having fun with their family and watching a quality movie," said Allen.
While police and security patrol the area during events, more security measures are being discussed.
"We don't do bag checks at this time, those are things we are talking about to maybe add in the future to again ensure the safety and security of all those that attend," said Little Rock Convention and Visitor's Bureau President/CEO Gretchen Hall.
Police are still looking for a shooter. If you have any information, you're asked to call Little Rock Police (501) 371-4621.