Two die after Thursday shooting in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Police are looking for multiple individuals following a 9:22 p.m. shooting Thursday.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: June 8, 2012 at 12:49 am •  Published: June 8, 2012

A man and woman are dead following a shooting in northeast Oklahoma City.

Sgt. John Stacy said the shooting occurred about 9:20 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of NE 36 Street. He had no details on the victims as of 10 p.m.

Stacy said multiple suspects left the area after the shooting at Sooner Haven Apartments.

One victim died at an apartment and another at a hospital, Stacy said.

A cousin described the male victim as in his 20s and as a happy man who usually had a smile on his face and didn't mind helping people. The victim's father, Kermit Lottie, was too devastated to speak and did not give his son's name.

A positive identification could not be verified for either victim early Friday.

Numerous relatives and friends gathered and mourned outside of the shooting scene.

“These apartments alone is hell,” said Lena Henderson, who said she is the victim's cousin.

A resident who has lived at the complex for four years said shots being fired are a regular occurrence. He won't let his children play outside. Others confirmed that violence is a problem in the neighborhood. One man who lived nearby laughed when asked if gunfire is commonplace.

“It's like the 4th of July every day,” said the resident, who declined to be named.


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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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