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State police investigating shooting that left three dead and 11 injured


FORDYCE — Arkansas State Police (ASP) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday, June 21, 2024, at approximately 11:38 a.m. at the Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce.
Fourteen people were injured from gunfire, including 11 civilians – three of whom were fatally wounded. Two of the 14 were law enforcement officers; their injuries are not considered life-threatening. The suspected shooter, who is in custody, was also shot and sustained injuries that are regarded as non-life-threatening.
The civilian victims' injuries range from non-life threatening to extremely critical.

"It's tragic, and our hearts are broken," said Col. Mike Hagar. "Our prayers, along with Governor Sanders and the entire state of Arkansas, will be with this community and those affected victims."
"I have been briefed on the tragic shooting in Fordyce, and I'm in constant contact with State Police at the scene. I am thankful to law enforcement and first responders for their quick and heroic action to save lives. My prayers are with the victims and all those impacted by this," said Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders.