PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police are investigating the shooting death of a local man Sunday night.
Sgt. David De Foor with PBPD said officers found a 26-year-old man with two gunshot wounds to the upper back and neck on the 2500 block of Reeker.
Shortly after, another shooting was called in a few blocks away at the intersection of L.A. Prixy Davis and Bell Streets. There officers found John Burnett Jr., 18, with a single gunshot wound to the upper chest.
Police determined the two shot each other in an exchange of gunfire that originally occurred on the 1200 block of N. Willow.
The reason for the shooting is still under investigation. An arrest in the homicide is pending. This is the fourth homicide for Pine Bluff this year.
One victim is stable at a local hospital while Burnett was pronounced dead at Jefferson Regional medical Center.