Victims in Arkansas Christmas Day massacre were all women


The five people found dead at their home in a Christmas Day massacre in Arkansas were all women and members of the same family, according to local law enforcement.

Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones released new details in the shooting in Atkins, a city of 3,000, 50 miles north of Little Rock at a news conference Saturday afternoon. He said the victims, two adults and three juveniles, ranged in age from 8 to 50, and some were killed by gunshots in what he described as a “domestic” incident.

“We believe this is an isolated incident and we do not feel there is any continued danger to the local public,” he said.

There was no suspect at large, he said. The Sheriff’s office did not release identities.

Police were called to a home on Pine Ridge Road at 5:14 p.m. on Christmas day

The Arkansas State Police is assisting the Pope County Sheriff’s Office with the investigations.

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