Gunfire kills mom, hurts 5-year-old

A Pulaski County sheriff’s official gathers evidence Friday morning after a fatal shooting at Fairfax Crossing Apartments. It was the second homicide at the complex in less than four months. A man in a ski mask shot and killed a mother in front of her four children early Friday morning at an apartment complex just outside the North Little Rock city limits.

The gunman, who had not been caught by Friday evening, approached 30-year-old April Harris as she walked with her kids to her car before 6:30 a.m. at the Fairfax Crossing apartment complex, formerly known as Chapel Ridge Apartments, authorities said.

Harris was holding her 5-year-old daughter Autumn and both were shot. Harris died from her injuries later Friday morning at a hospital. Autumn was taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, authorities said.

The other three children — 9-year-old Madison and 10-year-old twins Mike and Morgan — ran from the gunfire and were unharmed.

A friend of Harris’ told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the family was not ready to talk about the shooting but would reach out at a later time.

"It’s just unreal," the friend, Amanda Ro, wrote on Facebook.Pulaski County sheriff’s office investigators initially searched […]

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