Oklahoma City Police on Monday released the names of one man who was killed and another who was injured early Sunday in a drive-by shooting.
Raymond Huddleston, 34, was shot and killed and Anthony Jackson, 35, was shot and wounded in the incident in northwest Oklahoma City. Jackson was hospitalized Monday. Hospital officials would not release information about his condition.
Another man also was shot and killed, but his name has not been released, police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.
Police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting about 2:40 a.m. at the Pulse Events Center, 6903 Roxbury, near Northwest Expressway and Wilshire Boulevard.
Police said some type of disturbance at the club led to the shooting.
Dean Smith, owner of the events center, said the facility was rented Saturday night for a private hip hop music party.
“The client that had rented it out was having a showcase of talent, I guess, musical talent,” he said. “They were having different performers at different times through the night.”
Smith said 250 people were expected at the party, but only 75 showed up. At the time of the shooting about three dozen stragglers remained.
Pulse Events Center was opened 2 1/2 years ago as an events center for local teenagers, but now also hosts weddings, banquets and other private parties.
The center is located at the end of a strip mall and features a large banquet-style room inside, with a dance floor, snack bar, lounging area and game room.
Smith said Saturday's party was a catered event, and that alcohol was being served.
He said he and other facility staff were cleaning up in the kitchen at the time of the shooting and that when he came to the front of the building police were already working the scene outside.
Court records reveal Huddleston had a history of run-ins with law enforcement, with felony convictions dating to 1996. He completed a two-year sentence on a 2009 felony escape charge in July.
Anyone with information can call the homicide tip line 297-1200. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.