Tulsa Police Say Two Men Shot At Nightclub Have Died
TULSA, Oklahoma - Two men have died and two others hurt in a shooting at a private nightclub early Saturday.
Police identified one victim as Marrico McGuire, 21. He was pronounced dead shortly after the incident in the 5500 block of East 11th. A second man, who has not been identified, died Saturday morning.
Tulsa Police said multiple shots were fired outside the club at about 2 a.m. Officers said three people were hit with bullets, a fourth was struck by a car.
Police believe a fight began inside the club and moved outside to the parking lot. Sgt. Dave Walker says numerous shots were fired. Another man who was also shot is listed in critical condition.
Talking with Tulsa Police is not how used car dealer Mustafa Shamulzai planned on starting his weekend.
"I have to take that glass out to get the bullet and give it to police," said Mustafa Shamulzai.
He says two vehicles at his dealership had bullet holes. Shamulzai had to delay opening Saturday, because eight hours after the shooting officers still had 11th Street closed.
"After these people took over, we saw that the music is getting loud and that the people are driving wild out of here and in here," said Mustafa Shamulzai.
Shamulzai says something like this is one of the reasons he chooses to carry a handgun.
"This is an area pretty much you have to have something with you to protect yourself and your business," said Mustafa Shamulzai.
Officers say during the shooting, a young woman seeking safety was hit by a car as she ran across 11th Street. Officers said it is not known if anyone in the car was involved in the shooting, but the car didn't stop.
"I've never seen something like this before," said Nelson Albrado.
Nelson Albrado and his employees spent Saturday morning looking for bullet holes in his business next door to the club.
"At least four years, I've been here and this is the first time I've seen it," said Nelson Albrado. "Really can't do anything about it."
Albrado says the nightclub opened less than a month ago and that they only open the doors for private parties.
"The move in just anybody (sic) because they are getting paid for it, what can we expect, it's all about money," said Mustafa Shamulzai.
Tulsa Police say the woman hit by the car has a broken leg and is assisting in their investigation.
Police are seeking any video or photos taken at the club during or after the shooting. They said these two deaths are the city's 52nd and 53rd homicides.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 91-596-COPS or the homicide tip line at 918-798-8477.