SPENCER — An Oklahoma City man was killed after a dispute between two females turned violent at a Spencer nightclub early Saturday.
More than 50 shots were fired and at least one other person was injured after a fight broke out about 2:30 a.m. at Shaker's Sports Bar, 8427 NE 23, said Spencer Police Chief Virgil Green.
Jean-Ciar Anton Pierce, 23, died after he was shot in the chin and in the chest while driving away from the scene.
He was found in his car about 200 yards from the club, where the car had crashed into a utility pole. A handgun was found on the floorboard of Pierce's car, Green said.
“But we've kind of ruled out that he didn't shoot himself — he was actually shot while he was trying to get away,” the chief said.
Mark Myers, spokesman for Oklahoma County sheriff's department, said about 30 people were involved in the fight inside the club.
The dispute took place over the course of about an hour, he said.
About 3:30 a.m., an unidentified man entered the club and began firing a handgun.
The fighting then spilled out into the parking lot, where several vehicles were damaged by bullets.
One person was shot in the foot outside the club, but blood splatters inside indicate there may have been other victims inside, Green said.
“One car was shot at least 21 times,” he said. “A female said she was actually inside the car but she was not hit by any bullets. It's amazing, if she was in the car, that she was not seriously injured or killed.”
Green said police believe the altercation stemmed from a rivalry between gangs from Oklahoma City and Midwest City he said.
He said at least five witnesses and the club's owners are being interviewed by sheriff's investigators, but no suspect has been identified.
“We've got some pretty good eyewitnesses who saw the shooter, and now we're just trying to verify that our dead guy isn't one of the shooters,” he said.
Myers said it may be quite some time before the investigation is complete.
“It's going to be a long, thorough investigation,” he said. “There's going to be a lot of witnesses, lots of stones overturned, so it will be awhile before we know all the details.”
HOW TO HELP
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Oklahoma County sheriff's
department at 713-1085.