LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A man is recovering from a gunshot wound after a weekend shooting outside a movie theater on the city's west side.
On Monday, the Little Rock Police Department (LRPD) released its report on the Saturday night incident at the Rave just off Colonel Glenn Road.
The report states that a 35-year-old man from White Hall was shot in the hip during the incident. He was found on the ground in front of the theater when police arrived on the scene shortly after 10. The injured man was taken to the hospital for injuries police said were not life-threatening
Witnesses told police they saw a black male running back and forth and firing a weapon. They told officers the suspect then got into a red Trailblazer or similar vehicle and drove away.
When LRPD investigators searched the parking lot, they found four vehicles with window damage and numerous spent casings near the east entrance of the lot.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A man was shot outside the Cinemark Theaters Saturday night while people were inside watching movies.
KARK talked with a family from Conway who said they were inside when the shooting happened.
The family said they drove to Little Rock from Conway to take their two young kids to see the new Disney movie.
"And I just started reading this scripture out loud and I noticed they (another family) came a little closer," Nakita Price said.
While 4-year-old Mason and 6-year-old Brian played with their favorite cars on Sunday outside their home, an evidence marker at the shooting scene showed where a bullet hit a pole outside of the Cinemark Theaters.
"I knew we were covered by our prayers but it was just scary," Price said. "After my wife prayed, I was calm but I was just ready to defend my family," Lamont Price added.
Little Rock Police and Pulaski County Sheriff's Office deputies surrounded the outside of the Colonel Glenn Road movie theater around 10:30 Saturday night.
"It was like two or three ladies walked in and yelled get down get down somebody is shooting," Nakita explained.
"We didn't know if it was inside or outside," Lamont continued.
They said they decided to run up to the top of the theater and hide behind a wall.
"My son was still trying to watch the movie but we were trying to hide and duck for our life," said Lamont.
Nakita said she opened her Bible app and started reading scripture and praying.
"They (kids) were whispering I'm scared or I'm ready to go and they wanted to leave," Lamont said.
Police said a fight broke out in the back of the parking lot, then at least one person started shooting, hitting a pole, three cars and one bullet traveled about a football field length away and hit a man walking into the movies with his wife.
"I guess we sat there for about 30 mins then someone came and told us it was ok to come out," Nakita said.
Now instead of laughing about a movie, these parents are thinking about how they help their kids move forward.
"You can't be scared to not come out of your house and go to the movies," said Lamont.
The family said the boys had been counting down the days until they were going to see the movie.
"You just got to pray and keep pushing," he continued.
They said they plan to take their boys back to a movie theater sometime to finish watching the movie.
As of Sunday night, Little Rock police said they expected the victim to recover and they are still looking for suspects.
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