Three injured in Hot Springs shooting

Hot Springs police say three people were hospitalized after a Saturday shooting. (Photo courtesy: Bryan Smoke)

Hot Springs police are investigating a shooting that sent three people to the hospital late Saturday night.

At 11:17 p.m., officers were called to a shooting at the intersection of Central and Grand avenues.

One person, who didn't want to go on camera, tells Channel 7 he was at the Taste of India Restaurant when he heard gunshots next door at the Exxon gas station. He says two people were shooting at each other.

Police found 37-year-old Timothy Martin with a gunshot wound to his leg at the Travel Lodge.

Officers then learned 38-year-old Derrick Wyatt and 23-year-old Jamerison Bedford were also taken to the hospital in connection to the shooting.

Wyatt suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and Bedford had a gunshot wound to his buttocks.

Thomas Brooks has worked at the Exxon gas station for two and a half years, but narrowly missed the shooting when he walked down the street to a relative's house.

"I left for five minutes and came back and they had the whole store surrounded," says Brooks.

Once he got back, Brooks said he felt lucky, because shots were fired in the direction of where he normally stands to take a break.

"The guy over there at the gas station told me I could've got shot in my head, because I'm always standing outside," says Brooks.

Police say none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

There is no suspect description at this time and no arrests have been made.

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