15-Year-Old Tulsa Girl Shot In The Chest

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 5:28 am
By: Joseph Holloway

Tulsa Police are looking for a gunman after a teenage girl was shot in the chest just after 3 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018. Police say she was leaving a friend's home in the 5600 block of North Garrison Court when someone drove by and shot her.

The girl received a single gunshot wound, according to TPD Sergeant Brandon Smith.

Smith said the first officer to arrive helped give first aid to the 15-year-old girl until EMSA medics got on scene to take her to the hospital. She was conscious while being loaded on the ambulance.

Smith said they have no known suspects at this time. Officers said the victim couldn't give much information because she was in pain. They hope to talk with her later to learn more about what happened.

Neighbors said they heard gunshots from the shooting but initially thought it was fireworks.

Shiela Simms lives a few houses down and said, as a mother of three, it's tough knowing the victim is so young.

"It's a child, you know. I mean, I know she's a teenager, but still. Nowadays, it's so sad because we really gotta start working together as a community to keep these kids safe," she said.

If you know anything about the shooting, call Tulsa Police.