DUNCAN — In Facebook photos, the two teenagers accused of the random fatal shooting appear to flash gang signs.
Murder defendants Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards Jr., 15, were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder.
They are accused in Friday's fatal shooting of Christopher Lane.
The last post on Edwards' Facebook page is from last Thursday, a day before the shooting.
“I've never been this mad in my life,” the writer stated.
In another post from last Thursday, the writer stated: “Bang 2 drops In 2hours.”
The writer apparently was referring to the release that day of the album, "Bang Part Two," by rapper Chief Keef.
The photos of the gang signs are from this year. Edwards' Facebook page also has photos posted in May of stacks of hundred dollar bills, a handgun and Edwards holding a rifle.
Despite the gang signs in the photos, police do not believe the shooting was gang related.
“We don't have much gang activity in Duncan,” Police Chief Danny Ford said.
“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.