Update: Hot Springs sisters killed in shooting identified by police; mother left them at scene

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Update:

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The sisters killed in the beauty shop shooting Wednesday was with their mother when they confronted the business worker.

Police say a fight started and the two sisters were shot.

Witnesses say they saw their mother refuse to help them and get in a black car and leave the scene.

Police are searching for her but have not released her name.

It’s unclear if charges will be brought against the believed shooter.

Update:

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The victims of a Wednesday double homicide have been identified.

The Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD) identifies them as Montieria Myers, 22 and Mernaiya Myers, 19, both of Hot Springs.

Police say the sisters died in a shooting at a business yesterday afternoon.

Based upon video surveillance and interviews, it has been determined that the victims, along with a third identified person went into Simply Unique Hair Beauty Supply to confront an employee about an on-going personal dispute, said Hot Springs Police. 

A physical altercation occurred between them and the shop employee, which resulted in shots being fired and the two sisters being shot and killed.

The HSPD says a case file is being assembled to present to the Prosecutors Office for review to determine if any changes will be filed in this case.  

Original story:

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – On July 24 in the afternoon dispatchers received a 911 call of a shooting.

Two people were shot at a beauty supply store, one person died at the scene and the other was taken to the hospital where they later died.

Police have not released any names.

Officer Omar Cervantes of the Hot Springs Police Department said “Our dispatches received a 911 call of a shooting.”

Stephen Sellers works in the area and says his customers kept talking about what happened.

“He came in mentioned some commotion over about a block away from where we were and I kind of brushed it off and another lady came in about 30 minutes to an hour later and she said the same thing.”

Officer Cervantes said, “Detectives are working on this investigation it’s fresh. Anything like this is hard to work. Not only for the families but for the officers and detectives. Any death is very unfortunate and we will work with them. We are praying for them and hopefully, they can work through this.”

“It’s just sad usually crimes in the area are drug or alcohol-related but it’s just sad real sad,” a local business owner said.

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