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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Lt. Jeff Taylor, with the Springdale Police Department, discusses Wednesday a shooting that occurred on Oriole Street near the intersection of Cardinal Drive in Springdale. A 16-year-old male was taken to Northwest Medical Center-Springdale with life-threatening injuries after being shot Tuesday night, according to police.

SPRINGDALE -- A 16-year-old boy is at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock with life-threatening injuries after being shot Tuesday night, according to police.

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Oriole Street near Cardinal Drive in Springdale where a shooting happened Tuesday night.

Police were called about multiple gunshots about 11:30 p.m. near the bus stop at Oriole Street and Cardinal Drive, spokesman Lt. Jeff Taylor said.

Northwest Medical Center-Springdale notified police shortly after the boy had been dropped off. He was flown to the Little Rock hospital Wednesday.

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The teen couldn't talk to police because of his injuries, Taylor said.

Officers found several spent shell casings in the area, he said. No other individuals were injured.

The incident happened near Parsons Hills Elementary School. The school resource officer was notified of the shooting and told to look for suspicious activity. No safety protocols were changed at the school, Taylor said.

"There is no indication that the school is in any danger," he said. "Obviously, any time there is somebody out there shooting people there is a threat, but there is no indication that this is just a random act."

Police are looking for a light-colored, early 2000s model Ford Crown Victoria.

The investigation is ongoing.

NW News on 10/05/2017

Print Headline: Teen shot in Springdale

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