TPD: Shooting Sends One To Hospital; Forces Lockdown Of Nearby Schools
TULSA, Oklahoma - Gunfire put an east Tulsa neighborhood at risk and forced six schools to go on lockdown Monday afternoon. The shots were fired near 27th and Garnett.
Police said one person was hit while sitting in the passenger seat of his car, and was sent to the hospital.
Tulsa Police also said five houses and two cars were hit by bullets during the shooting.
Police said the shooting played out across four blocks around 2:30 p.m., and zigged zagged through a neighborhood near Columbus Elementary.
Police said at least 20, possibly 30, shots were fired.
Tulsa Public Schools put Columbus, Cooper, Disney, East Central Junior High, East Central High and Peary on lockdown until about 4 p.m.
Police are said they have one person in custody and are looking for another. They also said they're questioning two women - one of whom was driving a blue car involved in the gun fight.
One neighbor, Olin Boyer, was going out to get the mail and said he saw someone shooting out of the blue car, then watched the engine start smoking and the car blow a tire.
"They were having this gun fight. And this one car was chasing this blue car down the street and they were both shooting each other. That's where all the gun fire was," Boyer said.
Police said they don't know yet why they were shooting at each other.