Five Children Inside Rogers House Targeted in Drive-By Shooting
Rogers police Wednesday are investigating a late-night drive-by shooting into a house with six people inside, including five children, according to a police department news release.
No one was injured in the shooting at 2203 South D St., police said. The incident occurred Tuesday at 11:51 p.m.
Marta Gonzalez, who owns the home, was returning to the residence when she saw a dark vehicle drive past as someone fired several shots into the house, according to Keith Foster, public information officer. The vehicle then left, the news release states.
In addition to five children, Gonzalez’s husband also was home during the incident, according to the news release.
The family didn’t want to comment but three Rogers detectives visited the Gonzalez’s home Wednesday evening.
“They are out trying to follow up some leads right now, trying to track down as much information as possible,” Foster said.
Police patrolled the neighborhood to keep it safe while kids were seen playing and riding their bikes.
José Luis Camacho, who has three children and doesn’t speak English, said he’s worried.
“It’s bad because as you can see there are a lot of children,” Camacho said.
Camacho has lived near D street for a decade and said for the most part it’s a calm neighborhood.
“We have lived here for a long time and we haven’t seen cases like this one until now,” Camacho said.
Investigators haven’t determined if the drive-by was gang related. However, Foster said this crime is unacceptable, especially with children involved.
“I’ve got kids myself,” Foster said. “I wouldn’t want something like that happening to my kids, I sure don’t want something like that happenning to anyone that’s in our community. We need to put a stop to this.”
If you have any information you are asked to call the Northwest Arkansas Crimestoppers at 790-TIPS. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.