by Max Brantley
On 04/27/2017 at approximately 1450 hours Officers were dispatched to 1805 Park Lane on a shooting just occurred. Upon arrival officers located a female victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was unresponsive and transported to UAMS by ambulance.
It was determined that the residence at 1805 Park Lane was an in-home daycare and there were nine children inside the residence at the time of the shooting. These children were all four years of age and younger. There were also three adults, including the shooting victim, inside the residence. The victim was identified as Shirley Jackson (B/F, 01/26/57, of Little Rock). Jackson died as a result of her injuries at the hospital. There were no other injuries to anyone from the residence. All of the children were taken to a safe location where their parents picked them up.
As officers were on the scene they were advised that another shooting victim had arrived at Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg that was not life threatening. The victim was identified as Deshaun Rushing (B/M, 10/31/1995, of Little Rock). Detectives were able to interview Rushing.
Homicide Detectives and CSSU personnel responded to the scene. It was determined that the residence at 1901 Park Lane had been shot several times and at least one of the bullets had also struck the house at 1805 Park Lane. Rushing was inside the residence at 1901 Park Lane along with several other subjects when a light colored vehicle drove by and several suspects began firing at the house from the vehicle.
The next of kin has been notified. The investigation is ongoing.