17-year-old killed in shooting inside West Memphis apartment

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A teenager was killed in a shooting at a West Memphis apartment complex.

I just spoke with the mayor of West Memphis 15 minutes ago. He gave us a one on one interview about the 15 year old killed in shooting inside West Memphis apartment. He says “Especially with him being as young as he was and I have a young son the same age, it really bothered me,” he said. “I’m doing everything I possibly can. They have created an anti violence unit that has already been formed an we’re trying to make sure that we can get on top of this gun violence.”

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Photos of the crime scene

According to police, the shooting happened at the Steeplechase Apartments on Talonwood Drive around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was a 17-year-old boy, according to investigators. Police have not yet released the identity of that victim.

According to a release from police, the teen was shot and killed inside the apartment. Officers found the teen on the floor inside the apartment suffering from a gunshot wound.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alfreda Curry spoke with FOX13. She said her cousin, Jason Dove, was killed at the complex in the summer of 2018.

“I’m definitely praying for the family,” she said.

West Memphis police did not provide any information regarding the suspected shooter.

The details surrounding the shooting are still unclear.

Mayor Marco McClendon told FOX13 this is the first homicide case of 2019 in West Memphis.

McClendon said he was at the crime scene because he knows the victim’s parents well.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call West Memphis police at 870-735-1210.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX13 for the latest updates.