The Little Rock Police Department has announced it will “address” two homicides yesterday in Southwest Little Rock — on Dreher Lane and Republic Lane — at 2 p.m. today.

Police Chief Keith Humphrey will make a statement.  “Since this is an ongoing investigation, no questions will be taken,” the announcement said. Investigations or no, Humphrey rarely takes questions.


In the Dreher Lane shooting about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, a young mother was found fatally shot in a car in an auto accident reported near Geyer Springs and Dreher Lane. The woman has not been identified.

Xavier Johnson, 18, was found critically wounded about 8:45 p.m. at 10015 Republic Lane. He died later at a hospital.


No arrests have been reported in either case.

UPDATE: Police released a photo of a vehicle being sought in connection with the Dreher Lane case.


The chief also said it’s possible the two shootings are related. He decried those who did the shooting. He said he hoped arrests would be made soon.