Two women and a child murdered in Pike County

Special agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and deputies of the Pike County Sheriff's Department are investigating the murders of two women and a child.

Around 7PM Saturday, authorities received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a shooting incident at the 3000 block of Highway 301, southwest of Delight.

Found dead at the scene were Dana Hill, 33, and Julie Hartsfield, 54.

A nine-year old girl was wounded during the shooting incident and was transported from the scene to a Hot Springs hospital where she later died.

Timothy Allen Hill, 43, was taken into custody at the scene and is being held in connection with the murders.

Initial findings during the investigation have caused agents and deputies to believe the shooting arose out of a domestic disturbance.