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Follow Up: Shooter Hits 3 Victims, A House And Gets Shot In The Foot; 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 200 block of Lowery Street Saturday Night for the call of a shooting that had just taken place.

Officers arrived in the area and found a shooting victim in the 100 block of Lowery Street.  A 2nd shooting victim was found at 105 Lowery (Indiandale Apartments).  Both patients were suffering from more than 1 gunshot wound each.  Both were transported by LifeNet Ambulance to the hospital.

A 3rd injured victim arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds and a 4th person, Patrick James Franklin, 31, of Ross Street in Hot Springs, arrived at the hospital with a gunshot to the foot.

Patrick James Franklin, 31, of Ross Street in Hot Springs – Allegedly opened fire and injured a a few people that were approaching him in a parking lot.

Officers on scene soon learned that the rear of a residence had been hit by several bullets.  3 people were inside the home at the time.

Detectives went to the hospital to speak with all of these people.  Victim #1 explained that he drove Victim #2 to the apartment complex “to confront Mr. Franklin about a matter”.  Victim #1 also identified Mr. Patrick as the person who shot them.  He said as soon as they pulled up, Mr. Patrick began shooting at them.

Witness #1 says he was with the 3 victims at the apartment complex when Mr. Franklin arrived in a grey van.  The victims approached the van.  Mr. Franklin got out of the van and started shooting.

Mr. Franklin was discharged from the hospital and interviewed by Det. De Foor.  After being Mirandized, Mr. Franklin said that he arrived at the Indiandale Apartments and got out of his vehicle.  He saw 2 or 3 men walking towards him.  He said that he thought they were there to rob him.  So, he began shooting at them.  He says that the men didn’t say anything to him and he did not see any weapons.

The arrest report does not explain how the suspect became shot in the foot.

Mr. Franklin was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Battery x3 and Felony Terroristic Act x3 and is being held on $500,000 bond.