9-1-1,Road rage,Little Rock, Arkansas

‘This little kid’s been shot’: 911 call reveals frantic attempts to save road-rage victim

December 20, 2016
in Kids

Three-year-old Acen King of Little Rock, Ark. died on Dec. 17 after being shot in the neck in a road rage incident. (Little Rock Police Dept.) As she sped away from the stranger who had just shot at her car, Kim King-Macon had no idea her 3-year-old grandson was bleeding to death in the back seat. She drove nearly nine miles across Little Rock, trying to put distance between her grandchildren and the man with the gun, police say. When she finally stopped her Dodge Charger in the parking lot of a crowded JC Penney, she made the devastating discovery. Acen King was in his car seat, bleeding from the neck. Another shopper called 911. “This little kid’s been shot,” the caller said, trying to relay information from frantic shoppers trying to perform CPR on the child. “He’s shot in the neck.” King-Macon wails in the background as the dispatcher tries to get information about the wounded child. “Acen has been shot!” the grandmother screams. “Oh my God!” The shooting was reported just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shackleford Crossings shopping center near the city’s western edge. The collection of stores has a Walmart on one end and a JCPenney on the other. On the last weekend before Christmas, it was crammed with...

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