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Double shooting at Hope park results in 1 dead; teen arrested

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Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 8:50 AM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 8:27 AM CDT
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HOPE, Ark. (KSLA) - A teenager has been arrested following a double shooting at a park in Hope that left one dead.

The Hope Police Department says on May 5 around 10 a.m., officers arrested a 16-year-old on one count of first-degree murder and one count of engaging in violent criminal group activity. This arrest is in connection with a shooting that happened during the early morning hours of April 10 at Northside Park.

Officers were told one shooting victim was being taken to a local hospital in a personal vehicle. When officers got to the park, they found someone lying in the parking lot near the entrance to the park with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The victim has been identified by police as Bernard McCarthur Jr., 24, of Hope. The other victim, who was taken to the hospital in a personal car, is a 26-year-old male.

The arrested teen is being held at a juvenile facility, police say.

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