BRINKLEY, Ark. — Four people have been shot at an apartment complex in eastern Arkansas, and investigators say one of the victims has died.
Arkansas State Police said 33-year-old Xavier Parish of Brinkley died in the Thursday morning shooting and that Brinkley police had taken a 43-year-old man into custody. The shooting occurred at an apartment complex near a commercial area on the north side of Brinkley, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) east of Little Rock.
Brinkley police responding to the shooting found four people with gunshot wounds. The Forrest City Times-Herald reported that one of the injured was in critical condition and that another victim had only been grazed by a bullet. The other victim’s injury was not considered life-threatening. Television station KATV in Little Rock reported that the victim in critical condition was a woman, while the others with non-life-threatening injuries were a man and a woman. No children were involved.
The sheriff’s office said it appeared the shooting occurred in a common area and not inside an apartment.
State police said Parish was also known as Xavier Parker.
The killing was Monroe County’s first since 2016.