Shooting Victim Identified

Independence County Sheriff

The victim of a shooting in Independence County over the weekend has been identified.

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens says 21-year-old Jamal Balentine was shot and taken to a hospital Saturday. Balentine is reportedly in stable condition.

Deputies were called about the shooting on Dry Run Circle in the Batesville area between 12:00pm and 12:30pm Saturday afternoon.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

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