Tulsa Police: Group Of Teens Shot Woodland Hills Mall Security Vehicle
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police are trying to track down a teenage boy who they say shot at a Woodland Hills Mall security guard. Mall representatives said they are thankful no one was hurt when those shots were fired in the mall parking lot.
Police said the teenager was one of three teenage boys that security guards escorted from the mall Monday night. Officers said the teens went in different directions when they walked out of the mall, but security followed them to make sure they left the property.
The suspect was standing near The Cheesecake Factory when police said he shot at the security guard but struck his vehicle instead. Officers said the teen then ran across 71st away from the mall.
They said this situation could've been much worse.
"There could've been a lot of people out in the parking lot so it's a disregard for safety when a suspect pulls a gun out in the mall parking lot and fires at security," said a Tulsa police officer.
The mall released a statement saying in part, "nothing is more important to us than the safety of our shoppers and employees. We are grateful for the swift response by our security team and the Tulsa Police Department and for the fact that no one was injured during this incident."
Below is the full statement on behalf of Woodland Hills Mall:
"Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our shoppers and employees. We are grateful for the swift response by our security team and the Tulsa Police Department, and for the fact that no one was injured during this incident in our parking lot. As this is now a police matter, all further inquiries should be directed to the Tulsa Police Department."