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Suspect sought in fatal shooting outside Pine Bluff community center

Authorities say Alexis Reed, 18, is wanted in connection to the shooting death of Jerry Pryor Jr., 18. (Photo courtesy: Pine Bluff Police Dept.)

Pine Bluff police say an 18-year-old was shot and killed outside the Merrill Community Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities were called to the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. They say Jerry Pryor Jr., 18, and Alexis Reed, 18, were arguing outside the center when Reed shot Pryor, striking him in the neck.

Pryor ran inside the community center, where kids were still inside the building, and collapsed inside the door.

Pryor was taken to a local hospital and later died.

Police are looking for Reed, who fled the scene after the shooting.

The center was locked down as soon as the shooting occurred, and the children were taken away from the center once the scene was secured.

Authorities say witnesses are still being interviewed as the investigation continues.

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