Tulsa Police: Active Shooter Killed After Wounding 2 People

Friday, May 10th 2019, 8:08 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police say a man is dead after he shot two people near 51st and South Peoria Friday night. The suspect was shot and killed by Tulsa Police, News On 6 has learned. 

Eastbound Interstate 44 is shut down in as the shooting is investigated. 

Police said a man was waving a gun near the Ci Ci's Pizza at 49th and Peoria around 6:50 p.m. He fired a gun shot in the air then went into that restaurant and another, wounding two people.

He shot one person in the arm and one in the chin, an officer said. Both are expected to be OK.

The shooter ran down Peoria waving the gun and hiding from police, according to TPD.  He then ran up to the highway just south of the original shooting scene.

Taylor Gore was driving down I-44 and said they saw the man climb the hill toward the highway. They thought at first that he was waving at another car. They then realized he had a gun and pointed it at them but did not shoot, she said.

There are reports that the man fired at cars on the highway, but police said they have not yet determined if that took place.

Authorities say a TPD officer shot and killed the suspect when he reached the south side of the interstate.  

The suspect has not yet been identified.

Officers don't know what the man's motive was in shooting people but say it is fortunate the wounds weren't lethal.