Motive remains mystery in fatal Arkansas shootings

Drug Task Force Detective Josh Talbott, left, and Jonesboro Police Department Patrolman First Class Duane Busby run across a field adjacent to Moore Road while responding to a Saturday, May 3, 2014 shooting in Jonesboro, Ark. A gunman shot six people at an Arkansas home Saturday, killing a man and a teenager and critically wounding two boys, before fatally shooting a worker at a nearby business, police said. (AP Photo/The Jonesboro Sun, Sarah Morris)

JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Jonesboro say they may never know why a man killed three people and wounded four others before fatally shooting himself.

Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates says 40-year-old Porfirio Hernandez had been released from a mental health facility a few days before Saturday's fatal shootings. Yates says investigators don't yet know why Hernandez was being treated at the facility.

Police say Hernandez went to a home in Jonesboro on Saturday and shot six people, including three children. He then drove to a business and fatally shot a 31-year-old man. Police say Hernandez was later found on a rural county road, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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