Tragedy in Little Rock: Gwatney Gunned Down

. Wednesday, August 13

Today's THV reports that Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney was gunned down in his party headquarters office this afternoon and died at 3:59 p.m. The as yet unidentified gunman entered the office saying that he wanted to volunteer, then walked into Gwatney's office and shot him three times. The gunman then stole a truck and led police on a high speed chase that ended 50 miles away. He was shot and killed after opening fire on the police.

The Gwatney name is well known here in Arkansas, and Bill's tireless service to the state will be greatly missed. He owned three car dealerships, and served 10 years in the State Senate as well as being the state's Democratic Party chairman. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


The Natural State Hawg said...

This was, indeed, a tragedy. I think everyone in this great little state is stunned over this. It's absolutely senseless.

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