“One thing you have to keep in mind about gangs is that their violence is usually gang on gang. That ain't what this is.
“They might have been wannabes and that's what posting all that stuff is about but that's not the issue. This was just a random deal.”
Prosecutors, meanwhile, insist the shooting was not racially motivated. Several commenting on the case on the Internet have suggested that was a motive.
Luna's Facebook page does include a photo posted last year of the words “BLACK POWER.” And, on Edwards' Twitter account, there is this negative tweet in April about white people: “90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM.”
But Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks said Wednesday the shooting does not appear to have any racial component.
“Not in my opinion and not based upon my review of the evidence my office is in possession of at this time,” the prosecutor told The Oklahoman.