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6 minors, 1 adult arrested in connection to shooting in Rogers

Six minors and one adult have been arrested in connection to a shooting in Rogers. Police say more arrests are expected.

ROGERS, Ark. — Two male minors were injured in a shooting in Rogers Thursday evening.

According to the Rogers Police Department (RPD), officers responded to a shooting call in the 900 block of North B St. just before 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 6.

When officers arrived, they found a boy with a head injury that had been caused by a blunt object according to police. Police say as the investigation continued, a second boy was found in the 300 block of North 35th Street with multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives were able to determine through their investigation that the incidents were linked and that both were injured at the first address.

According to police, the injured boys were taken to a hospital in Springfield, Missouri and have both been released. 

As a result of this investigation, RPD says six minors and one adult have been arrested in connection to the shootings. The identities and ages of the minors involved have not been released, but police say 21-year-old Alexandis Ayala was charged with accomplice to first-degree battery. He is being held at the Benton County Jail. 

Police say this is an ongoing investigation and they expect more arrests. No further details have been released. 

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