Northeast Oklahoma City erupts in shooting violence Sunday morning

Police responded to four separate shooting incidents Sunday morning that left four people hospitalized with gunshot wounds and a fifth person dead.
BY MEGAN ROLLAND Staff Writer mrolland@opubco.com Modified: September 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm •  Published: September 3, 2012
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A night of possibly related violence in northeast Oklahoma City left four people in the hospital and a fifth person dead following two drive-by shootings and two other reported shootings early Sunday morning.

“Obviously we're going to investigate,” said Oklahoma City police Lt. Jay Barnett. “It would seem at least possible that those would be related and some of the incidents could have been retaliatory.”

The spree of violence started with a drive-by shooting just after 2 a.m. when a man drove himself to the OU Medical Center with a reported gunshot wound to his leg. The victim told police he had been standing in a driveway in the 3300 block of NE 16th when a vehicle passed by and someone opened fire.

Less than 20 minutes later police found a victim in his car who was attempting to drive himself to the hospital. The man said he had been shot in the back, arm and leg. Police think the shooting occurred in the 1600 block of NE 14th Street.

“The victims in that situation were not too cooperative, and we probably would not have found the scene if the officer had not recognized it as a known drug house,” Barnett said. “The suspect in that situation was likely known to the victims and appears to have been on foot.”

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