As a teenage boy endured procedures to help save his life Thursday, the individuals behind his shooting remained at large.
New details emerged Thursday in a spate of three violent robberies and assaults early Tuesday that left Bronson Quickle, 17, in critical condition, a woman shot and left for dead and another woman injured by glass after a round shattered her windshield.
Police have not determined if the crimes are related.
The robberies and assaults occurred over a four-hour time span early Tuesday in northwest Oklahoma City.
The first incident occurred about 1:55 a.m. in the 12500 block of N MacArthur Boulevard when a Chesapeake Energy employee returned from work, according to a police incident report. As the 25-year-old woman searched for a parking spot near her home in Pinehurst Apartments, three black men wearing black hoodies approached her vehicle, surrounding the car on the driver and passenger side, she told police. One of the men pointed a gun and yelled. As the woman sped off, he shot a round through her front window.
She drove to a convenience store across the street and called 911, escaping with minor cuts from the shattered glass.
About a half-hour later, police began a search for a second victim after a 911 caller reported someone was yelling for help. Police found a woman shot and wandering on the Kilpatrick Turnpike. The 33-year-old woman told police she was pistol whipped and forced into a car by four individuals while she walked home from a convenience store near NW 122 and N Council Road. Two black men robbed her and beat her with guns as they drove around in the vehicle, she said. Her attackers, one of them a woman, dumped her on the road around the 13200 block of westbound turnpike, kicked her on the ground and then shot her, she told police. She jumped down an embankment and over a barbed wire fence, yelling for help before returning to the turnpike to wave down help. Her injuries were not life threatening, officers said.
About 15 miles away, about 5:40 a.m., Bronson Quickle, 17, and a classmate were waiting for a school bus when Quickle was shot in the chest and his friend pistol whipped.
The shooting paralyzed the teenager, his mother, Tami Jackson, said.
He remained in critical condition Thursday.
Jackson said her son had a surgery Thursday to repair his pancreas and has had his spleen removed. He also will need back surgery. Her son is on a ventilator to help him breathe.
“He knows he's in the hospital,” Jackson said. “I'm sure he knows what happened, because he was coherent at the scene. As far as him knowing he's paralyzed, he does not.”
Jackson said she would like to be the one who tells her son about his injuries. She hopes anyone with information about the people who hurt her son and others will come forward.
“All I can ask is if you know who did it, come forward, let somebody know,” she said. “I think all victims, from Tuesday, they deserve justice.”
“There are no links to any of them yet,” said Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson.
As of Thursday, police had no suspects, he said.
People with information on the crimes are asked to call 911.