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Early Morning Springdale Shooting Leaves One Dead, Victim Identified

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — A 23-year-old male is dead following an early morning shooting in Springdale on Thursday (Jan. 30). Springdale police responded to a c...

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — A 23-year-old male is dead following an early morning shooting in Springdale on Thursday (Jan. 30).

Springdale police responded to a call of shots fired around 3 a.m. Thursday, near the area of Huntsville and Newell. There, officers found Joseph Soto, 23, suffering from a gunshot wound in a driveway.

Officers immediately performed emergency first aid but were unable to revive Soto. His body is being sent to the State Crime Lab.

As of 5 a.m. Thursday, it is unclear why the man was shot or who shot him. According to police, they believe this was a targeted incident, and there is no immediate danger to the public.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Check back for updates to this story.