A North Little Rock man was fatally shot Friday afternoon in Ward, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Ernest Hoskins Jr., 21, was identified as the deceased by State Police spokesman Bill Sadler.

Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney Chuck Graham contacted special agents with the State Police Criminal Investigation Division on Friday requesting assistance with the shooting incident, which occurred at a residence in the 20 block of Deer Run.

Hoskins’ body and evidence collected at the residence have been submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for analysis, Sadler said.

An investigation by State Police CID is continuing.