Tulsa Police Searching For Suspect In Deadly Shooting Spree
Not ruling out that other suspects may be involved, investigators believe a white male driving a white pickup truck is the lone shooter, Tulsa police Capt. Jonathan Brooks told CNN. Brooks also said police are investigating if the shootings may be hate crimes because all of the victims are black.
“It appears all the victims were out walking or in the yard,” Brooks said. “This [happened in] a residential neighborhood, predominantly single-family dwellings, except for the last victim.”
Dannaer Fields, 49, died at a hospital after the first shooting that occurred at 1:03 a.m. Three minutes later, two people were shot. Both are in critical condition but are expected to survive.
Just before 2 a.m., a fourth victim, Bobby Clark, 54, was killed. The third victim, William Allen, 31, was found around 8 a.m. in the yard of a funeral home but was likely shot much earlier.
“The suspect just pulled up and asked a question about where to go,” Brooks said. Witnesses said the gunman didn’t use any racial slurs, CNN reported.
Officer Jason Willingham told the Associated Press that the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and at least two dozen officers are investigating the case.
“We’re all nervous,” Renaldo Works, 52, told the AP. “I’ve got a 15-year-old, and I’m not going to let him out late. People are scared. We need facts.”
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