Five hospitalized, three arrested after Oklahoma City nightclub shooting

Gunfire that began inside an Oklahoma City nigh club continued into the parking lot, police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 7, 2014 at 6:25 pm •  Published: April 7, 2014
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Police continued to search for suspects and victims Monday following what was described as a gang-related shooting at an Oklahoma City nightclub early Sunday.

About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Oklahoma City police officers from all divisions responded to reports of shots fired at Club Rush, 3034 N Portland Ave. Gunfire that began inside the club continued in the parking lot, police said.

At least five people were hospitalized with injuries that were not life threatening, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

Witnesses said the violence was gang-related and began when a popular gang song was played inside the club.

Guards shoot back

Armed security guards exchanged gunfire with the suspects. Shell casings from three firearms were discovered inside and outside the club, police said.

Police made three arrests at the scene on complaints of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Dominique Reeves, 19, Maleik Saley, 18, and Jayquan Barnett, 18, were booked into the Oklahoma County jail.

No arrests have been made in direct relation to the shooting, police said. Investigators were conducting interviews and were seeking witnesses and potential victims who were yet to be identified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 235-7300.

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