HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — A mysterious shooting ended with two kids in the hospital and police are trying to figure out if it was intentional or simply an accident.
Authorities said the incident happened as four young men— ranging in age from 12 to 18 — were riding around in a car Monday.
They were taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital for treatment and are expected to be okay.
Police said they do not have anyone in custody and they are still trying to determine who the gun belongs to.
Detective Takiyah Walker says it happened around 5:30 evening but investigators don’t know exactly where or how.
"Who had a weapon? Where did the shots come from? What was happened during the shooting? Did they see anything or anyone?" she asked
Police made contact with the victims at Helena Regional Medical Center. Both boys were taken to Le Bonheur but are expected to be okay.
Detective Walker says a lot of shootings happen in this area but in this case officers are particularly worried because a number of kids were involved.
"It's scary whether it's an adult but when it's someone's child, we pretty much like to nurture them. And it's just scary for us to know that they've been shot or that there were possibly weapons around them."
Police are not sure if any gang activity was related to the shooting.