Arkansas Mourns as Deadly Shooting Claims Three Lives, Leaving Community ‘Completely Destroyed’


Arkansas State Police apprehended a shooter who, during a violent incident at a Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce, left three people dead and 10 others injured. The shooting unfolded at around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, approximately 65 miles south of Little Rock.

As law enforcement responded to the situation, two officers received non-life-threatening injuries after exchanging gunfire with the shooter, according to Arkansas State Police secretary of public safety and director Mike Hagar. At least one of the eight others injured is in critical condition. Two law enforcement officers were among those wounded.

A witness told Fox News that they witnessed a medevac helicopter land at the local hospital and reported seeing multiple agencies working to uncover the circumstances of the shooting. Another witness stated that the shooter had “destroyed a community today.”

Governor Sarah Huckabee-Sanders expressed her condolences on social media, stating she was briefed on the shooting and is in continuous contact with state police. She praised the “quick and heroic action” taken by law enforcement and first responders. Sen. John Boozman and Sen. Tom Cotton also expressed their condolences through social media posts.

The shooter’s identity remains unknown, and law enforcement has not released further information. Truth Voices reached out to the Arkansas State Police for a statement on the incident.

Emily Hallas
Emily Hallas
Breaking News Reporter. Previously, Emily was a member of U.S. Senator Tim Scott's communications team.

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