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State police: Gunshot victim found in school parking lot dies

by From Staff Reports | October 13, 2021 at 5:18 p.m.

UPDATE

A Hot Springs man died in a local hospital from injuries he reportedly received Tuesday night in a shooting in rural Hot Spring County, north of Malvern, according to an Arkansas State Police news release issued Wednesday evening.

Arthur Estralla, 49, of Hot Springs, died in a local hospital shortly after 8 p.m., the release said.

Hot Springs police had said in an earlier release they responded to an ambulance assist in the Lakeside High School parking lot at 2871 Malvern Ave., around 8 p.m. and arrived to find paramedics with a male victim in a car suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officer 1st Class Omar Cervantes, the HSPD’s public information officer, noted they learned the shooting had reportedly occurred in Hot Spring County which was “outside our jurisdiction.”

The Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Department has requested the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to investigate the apparent homicide, the state police release said.

State police CID special agents began questioning witnesses late Tuesday at 3260 Arkansas Highway 171 where the shooting occurred about 7:30 p.m., but no arrests had been made as of Wednesday afternoon, the release said.

“If you have any information regarding this case please contact Arkansas State Police at 501-293-3890,” the HSPD release said.

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The victim of a shooting in Hot Spring County was discovered in a car Tuesday night in the Lakeside High School parking lot, according to the Hot Springs Police Department.

Police responded to the parking lot Tuesday night for an ambulance assist found the victim of a gunshot wound, but the shooting reportedly occurred in Hot Spring County, Officer 1st Class Omar Cervantes, the HSPD's public information officer, said in a news release on Wednesday.

Officers responded to the school's lot at 2871 Malvern Ave. at around 8:01 p.m. and made contact with EMS paramedics and the victim, Cervantes said in a release.

Officers were told the incident occurred in Hot Spring County "outside of our jurisdiction," the release said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated. Hot Springs police detectives were notified along with the Hot Spring County Sheriff's Department. Arkansas State Police assumed the investigation.

"If you have any information regarding this case please contact Arkansas State Police at 501-293-3890," the release said.

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