Sunday, December 27, 2015

Two shot outside liquor store; group calls for anti-loitering effort

Posted By on Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 11:21 AM

SHOOTING SCENE: On W. 12th.
  • SHOOTING SCENE: On W. 12th.

Two men were wounded by gunshots in an argument outside a Twelfth Street liquor store Saturday night and that prompted a call from an anti-violence group for tougher enforcement efforts on loitering.

Steve Williams, 31, and Tyrone Williams, 29, were both shot in the abdomen shortly before 8 p.m. outside the Pic-Pac Liquor Store at 4401 W. 12th, about six blocks west of the LRPD substation on 12th.

A witness said she'd seen the two victims arguing with another man. She heard shots and the man with whom they'd been arguing left in a red vehicle. Tyrone Williams was described as being in stable condition with life-threatening wounds and Steve Williams was in stable condition in surgery, the police report said.


Sunday, Arkansas Stop the Violence, a grassroots group, issued a statement about the shooting. It said, in part::

We feel that the shooting on last night on 12th street could have been avoided if City Manager Bruce Moore and Mayor Mark Stodola strictly enforce the anti-loitering ordinance in the city. For over a decade we have asked Mr. Moore to enforce this ordinance. We met with Mr. Moore about this issue back in the spring and he said that he would make it a top priority, but yet you ride on that corridor daily and you still see the same thing. In fact loitering is allowed in ward 1, 2, and 6th where there are black directors, but in wards 3, 4, 5 and 7 where there are white directors this isn't allowed. This shows the racial divide in the city administration. When Mr. Moore and Police Chief Buckner looks just like the ones that are loitering and shot down in the streets. 

The statement said the city administration "needs to stop blowing a lot of hot air and get to business of all wards in this city."

Tags: , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (28)

Showing 1-28 of 28

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-28 of 28

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Dexter Suggs resigns as Little Rock school superintendent

    This just in from state Education Department: Today, Commissioner Johnny Key reached an agreement with Dr. Dexter Suggs that resulted in Dr. Suggs’ immediate resignation as superintendent of the Little Rock School District.
    • Apr 21, 2015
  • Satanic Temple: Make Rapert pay for Ten Commandments monument

    A petition drive has begun to encourage a demand that Sen. Jason Rapert pay for the legal fees in defending his Ten Commandments monument proposed for the state Capitol grounds. It's more work by the Satanic Temple, which has fought church-state entanglement around the country.
    • Aug 28, 2016
  • More legal headaches for Dexter Suggs

    Dexter Suggs may have cleared out his office before the workday began today, but he still has lingering legal matters as defendant in lawsuits against him and the state.
    • Apr 21, 2015

Most Shared

  • World leaders set to meet in Little Rock on resource access and sustainable development

    Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
  • Tomb to table: a Christmas feast offered by the residents of Mount Holly and other folk

    Plus, recipes from the Times staff.
  • Fake news

    So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
  • Reality TV prez

    There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.
  • Arkansas archeologist does his job, is asked to leave

    Amid Department of Arkansas Heritage project.

Visit Arkansas

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

Magness Lake, in Heber Springs, is a magnet for swans

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation