Murder Victims Mother Wants to Stop the Violence in Hot Springs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --A 55-year-old Hot Springs woman is recovering after being shot in the back. It happened Thursday night -- in the 600 Block of Albert Pike Road. Police say the suspects drove by  -- firing multiple shots toward the victim.

Community advocates say they want to stop the violence in the city.

Shelia Duvall moved back to her home in Hot Springs, after her son was murdered back in August. "He was murdered August 7th at the Valero on Grand and Central."

When she heard about a drive-by shooting Thursday night - that left a 55-year-old woman injured, she made it a priority to raise awareness on gun violence. "My mission here is to represent victory over violence with this community."

Police say the woman was shot in the back in a parking lot along Albert Pike Road. Less than two miles  - from where Duvalls' son was killed. "We got to get a strong community to represent everything that's going wrong in this town."

Duvall says she's seen too much violence in the place she's always called home. "Here in Hot Springs, is to bring the community together for victory over violence, so we can link up with Little Rock and all the surrounding areas."

While she holds up a poster of memories. "I love my son and in this in honor of him." Duvall is hoping to bring together her Hot Springs community - so no one else has to experience the loss of a loved one. "To stay connected and try to recruit as many people in this community as I can."

The identity of the victim in last nights shooting hasn't been released. Witnesses told police the suspects were seen driving a maroon 4-door sedan.



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