LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The shooting deaths of two toddlers within one month who were killed as they rode inside cars has many people asking questions about the violent acts as police continue the search for suspects.

It was just 4 weeks ago that 2-year-old Ramiya Reed died and 3 days ago that Acen King lost his young life.

On Tuesday, Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner told us the violence is not acceptable and detectives are working to solve both cases.

Chief Buckner says it’s devastating that two kids lost their lives to gunfire, but it’s just as devastating that 38 other lives were taken too soon as a result of violence on the streets in Little Rock this year.

He says whenever Little Rock is in the news locally and nationally, it’s generally for how violent the streets are.  And now that two toddlers are among 40 homicides for the year, something must change.

The LRPD chief says detectives continue to chase down leads, and follow up on everything, but the bottom line is it’s a wake up call to the city and the community.

“We need to own that and make sure we’re aware of it. Police cannot do this alone. We need community support. This is not a police issue. This is a  community issue. It’s a family value issue, an education issue, an  unemployment issue. This is a socioeconomic issue in these crime pockets  of the city,” says Chief Buckner.

He says it’s going to take a whole community to end the violence.

There are rewards out for information leading to an arrest in both toddler murders. The Reed reward is $20,000 and the King reward is twice that at $40,000.