Arkansas police search for shooting suspect who may be travelling across the state

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MARIANNA, Ark. — Police are looking for a suspect after a Marianna man was shot early Monday morning, and they said the suspect may be traveling across the state of Arkansas.

Marianna Police said a man was shot in the leg around 4 a.m. Monday when someone fired about six or seven shots into a house in the 700 block of Hickey.

David Randle Jr. (Photo from Marianna Police Department)

The victim was taken to Forrest City Hospital for treatment, and there is currently no update on his condition.

Police said there were a woman and children in the house at the time of the shooting. They said the children belonged to the suspect and the woman in the house. One of the children was only 11 months old, police said.

Marianna Police said in a social media post that they are looking for David Randle Jr. for questioning in regards to the overnight shooting.

Police urged the public not to approach Randle if seen, as he is possibly carrying a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun. Anyone who knows of Randle’s whereabouts should contact local law enforcement.

Marianna Police said they have reason to believe Randle may be heading to either Little Rock or Helena-West Helena, where he is from.

The suspect in the case should face charges of aggravated assault, terroristic act, attempted murder, child endangerment and terroristic threatening.

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