LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Three separate homicides in less than 24 hours in Little Rock. Local activists have reached out to THV11, concerned about what happened over the weekend. Now they're wondering what's being done to combat crime in our city.
"You have more people committing crime and you have more people going to the graveyard," said Reverend Benny Johnson, a local activist.
The first murder happened on Saturday morning about a mile from the Capitol building. The second and third happened late Saturday night, just off Highway 67.
"It appears that the last two had some commonalities, some friends and associates that were in common," said Lt. Sidney Allen, Little Rock Police Department.
With this year's homicide count now at 38, local activist Reverend Benny Johnson said something has to be done.