LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- After two men were shot and killed only minutes apart on Wednesday, Little Rock has reached 10 murders for the year.
It's a considerable decrease from last year, but police are saying it's still too many.
"We don't believe that these homicides are random," said LRPD spokeswoman Cassandra Davis.
"My first thought was, oh boy the task force is going to have to address this," added UALR criminal justice professor Dr. Stacy Moak about Wednesday's killings. "Oftentimes in a homicide you can't predict it. It doesn't follow a predictable pattern."
Moak is a criminal justice professor at UALR as well as a member of Little Rock's crime prevention task force, and says looking at the numbers Little Rock is improving in its violent crimes, but not yet where it needs to be.