- Associated Press - Sunday, April 7, 2019

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say arrest warrants have been issued following weekend shootings in which two men died and a third was injured in eastern Arkansas.

The West Memphis Police Department says the shootings occurred early Saturday at a building in West Memphis, about 122 miles (196 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock.

Authorities say one person was pronounced dead at the scene, and another died later at a local hospital. Authorities say the third victim was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The names of the shooting victims were not immediately released.

Police say they have obtained arrested warrants for two 23-year-old men in connection with the shootings.

Authorities say police patrols in the area are being increased in an attempt to prevent further violence.

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