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story.lead_photo.caption North Little Rock police are investigating a shooting in which three people were injured Monday, June 11, 2018. - Photo by Rachel Herzog

Three people were seriously hurt in a shooting outside a North Little Rock apartment complex Monday evening, police say.

About 5:45 p.m., North Little Rock police responded to a report of a person shot in the parking lot of Eastgate Terrace, located at 622 E. 19th St., according to Lt. Jim Scott, a spokesman for the department. Officers found one victim on the ground, he said. The other two had reportedly already been taken to area hospitals.

All three victims had multiple gunshot wounds, and their injuries were said to be life-threatening. Scott said they were being treated at UAMS Medical Center, CHI St. Vincent and Baptist Health Medical Center-Springhill, respectively. At least two of the victims were men, he said.

No other information was immediately available, though Scott noted police believe there was more than one shooter and that more than one weapon was used. He said the shooting could have been a result of people firing back and forth at one another.

One gun was recovered, which lay in the parking lot as investigators combed the scene. A silver Dodge Stratus in the lot had multiple bullet holes. The glass in both front windows was shattered.

Scott said the public housing authority, which sits just east of Interstate 30, does not usually have problems, despite its transient population.

"Crime has really gone down in this neighborhood, so today was kind of a shock," the spokesman said.

He said the shooting happened in an area where children play, gesturing to a playground across the street, and around a time when families there usually gather outside. As he spoke, people walked by pushing a stroller, and three boys played in the complex's yard.

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