HENSLEY, Ark. (KTHV) — According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, a man has been arrested in connection to a Saline County shooting that injured five individuals around 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
PCSO officials and SWAT blocked off parts of Hwy 10 near Duffy Lane for several hours Saturday morning as teams surrounded John E. Grable, who was wanted in connection to the shooting.
One of the neighbors witnessed the incident and tried to help the victims.
“I heard them screaming for help and gunfire emptying,” said Sam Goforth.
Goforth ran to the scene, not realizing a crime was in progress.
“When I run down there, both girls were laying right here by the door, shot,” he explained.
He was trying to help them when the shooter came back, firing again.
“He was walking down through here. You can see where he hit the car,” he said. “The car got three or four bullets in it. He shot another one in the house, emptied the rest of the bullets.”
Goforth said the shooting was caused by jealous rage.
“Her boyfriend she had been with nine years and another boy she just known for three months, and he’s the one that did the shooting,” he said.
Goforth claims he knew something wasn’t right from the beginning.
“We told her her boyfriend was kind of weird. He’s kind of crazy. You’re going to get someone hurt messing with two boys — and sure enough,” he said. “Jealousy rage, it kills a lot of people. I’m just surprised none of them’s dead.”
As of 4 p.m. Saturday, police said one victim had been released from the hospital. The other four victims remain in serious condition, but are stable.
Grable is charged with five counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit Capital Murder.
This story has been edited with updates.