Man Shot In Chest Outside Tulsa Motel

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 8:32 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police said a man was wounded at a Tulsa motel Sunday morning. The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to the hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

The shooting took place in the parking lot of the Delux Inn at 27th and Memorial around 6:40 a.m. The suspect left the motel parking lot going north, according to Corporal Patrick McLean.

"As far as we can tell, the victim was shot one time in the chest - the bullet went through," McLean said. 

The man who was shot told police the suspect was trying to rob him. He also said the suspect was from a room at the Inn, the officer said.

Police weren't sure if the shooter left in a car or on foot. They did not have a good description of him.

People heard "a commotion" and one shot, McLean told News On 6. They hadn't found anyone who saw anything.

"The investigation is ongoing; we're still looking for evidence," he said. They have found one shell casing outside near the front office, and one live round was found in one of the rooms.

If you know anything about what happened, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.