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Follow Up: Driveby Double Shooting..19 Yr. Old Charged; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Detective De Foor reports that officers with his department responded to the call of a driveby double shooting that had just taken place June 13, 2021, around 9PM, on Butterfield Street.

Officers arrived at the scene and made contact with 3 victims, 2 of which were suffering from gunfire injuries.    Both gunshot victims were transported to the hospital by LifeNet Ambulance.

Det. De Foor went to the hospital to interview the victims.  Both victims said that they were at their vehicle in the church parking lot when a dark colored Chevrolet Impala approached.  A back seat passenger inside the Impala rolled down the rear window and began firing a gun at the victims.  The shooter has been identified as Cory Terrance Gibson, Jr., 19, of North Mission Street in Hot Springs.

Cory Terrance Gibson, Jr., 19, of North Mission Street in Hot Springs – Allegedly did a surprise gunfire attack on 3 people in a church parking lot and then went to Little Rock.

On June 14, Det. De Foor obtained and executed a search warrant for the victims vehicle.  What appeared to be the victim’s blood was found on the seat(s).   Also, multiple bullet holes were found to be all along the driver’s side of the vehicle.

On June 15, a witness came to the Hot Springs Police Department to provide a statement.  The 3rd victim (uninjured by the gunfire) said that they were with the shooting victims at the time of the gunfire.  This victim claims that they saw Mr. Gibson shooting from the rear window of the Impala as it drove by.  This victim says that they and Mr. Gibson attended high school together for a time.

A warrant was obtained for the arrest of Mr. Gibson in relation to this driveby shooting case.

During the next day or two, law enforcement officers in Pulaski County arrested Mr. Gibson for unknown reasons.  The HSPD warrant was served and he was transported back to Hot Springs for a meeting with HSPD Detectives.  Following that meeting, Mr. Gibson was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with Felony Terroristic Act x3 and Felony Battery x2 and is being held without bond.