Fort Smith Police Arrest Young Drive-By Shooter, Victims Identified

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Police have a juvenile suspect in custody after a drive-by shooting.

According to Fort Smith Police Public Information Officer Aric Mitchell, around 9:45 p.m. Friday (Dec. 6), police responded to reports of a shooting near Spradling Park.

Two victims, Raekwon Adams, 18 and Jiy'wian Hughes, 19 reported someone in a gray Dodge Charger pulled up beside them as they left a party on the north side of town and began shooting.

Hughes, who was driving, switched seats with one of the uninjured passengers who then drove them to the hospital.

Both Adams and Hughes were struck, but Adams was life-flighted from one hospital to another where he is still in critical condition.

After speaking to multiple witnesses, detectives were able to locate a juvenile suspect, who is now in custody.

The investigation is still open, and police are asking that you call the Detectives Bureau at (479)-709-5116 with any information.

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