Victims identities released in weekend NLR double homicide

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UPDATE:

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — This past Sunday, Feb. 23 around 12:45 p.m. officers with the North Little Rock Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Ben Street in reference to a shooting.

Once officers arrived at the location they found two gunshot victims who were deceased.

Detectives with the North Little Rock Police Department were notified and initiated a homicide investigation.

One of the victims was located inside a residence at 1807 Ben Street and the second victim was located on the ground outside of the residence.

The victims have been identified as 39-year-old Fred Wesson and 44-year-old Avery Cooksey.

This is an on-going investigation. Further information will be released as soon as it is available.

UPDATE: North Little Rock Police said when they arrived they found two black men shot and killed.

One was inside of the house on Ben Street, the other was outside on the ground. Shortly after detectives started their investigation.

More than 50 people showed up to watch police comb the crime scene. The victims still have not been identified by police yet.

UPDATE:

North Little Rock, Ark., — On February 23rd at approximately 12:45 pm, officers of the North Little Rock Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Ben Street, in reference to people being shot.

Upon arrival, officers located two deceased gunshot victims.

Detectives with the North Little Rock Police Department were notified and have responded to initiate a homicide investigation.

Both of the gunshot victims are adult black males.

One of the victims was located inside a residence at 1807 Ben Street, and the second victim was located on the ground outside of the residence.

The identities of the victims are not being released at this time pending the notification of the next of kin.

The investigation is active and on-going.

Further information will be released when it becomes available.

ORIGINAL:

North Little Rock, Ark. — Local police responded to a call about a shooting, when officers arrived on the scene they found two people who were killed by gunshots.

On February 23rd around 12:45 pm Officers with the North Little Rock Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Ben Street.

Detectives with the North Little Rock Police Department were notified and have responded to initiate a homicide investigation. 

This investigation is in its early stages and information is still being gathered at this time. Further information will be provided when it becomes available. 

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