UPDATE: Two dead after Pine Bluff shooting

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UPDATE:

PINE BLUFF, Ark.- Pine Bluff Police say the second victim, Charles Washington Jr., 18, has died.

According to the release from Pine Bluff police, Washington was shot multiple times Thursday morning and died during surgery at a local hospital.

If you have any information on this shooting, call the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or reach out to the department through its Facebook page.

This is the city’s 17th homicide in 2020.

ORIGINAL STORY:

PINE BLUFF, Ark – The Pine Bluff Police Department is investigating a shooting homicide that happened Thursday morning. One person was killed, while another person was injured.

Public Information Officer Lieutenant David DeFoor said around 12:57 a.m. officers responded to 101 West 17th and found 39  year old Christopher Gates on the home’s front porch.

Gates was shot multiple times and Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Eric Belcher pronounced him dead at the scene.

A second male victim was shot multiple times, found in front of the house near the side walk. This victim was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

Gates’ death is the 16th homicide in 2020 in Pine Bluff.

Police said there is no suspect information and the department does not know the motive.

The police department is seeking leads, and offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Those with information can call the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or reach out to the department through its Facebook page.

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