Man Shot To Death Outside Tulsa Uptown Lounge

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 8:34 am
By: News On 6

One man was shot to death and a woman wounded at a Tulsa nightclub near Apache and north Yale. Officers were called the nightclub just before 3 a.m.

"First responders arrived and found a 44-year-old male shot multiple times and a 29-year-old female shot," said Sergeant Dave Walker, Tulsa Police homicide detective.

Police believe the shooting in the parking lot was the result of an argument somewhere else and has nothing to do with the private party happening inside at the Uptown Lounge.

"We know that both victims were at another bar prior to meeting at the parking lot where the shooting occurred," Walker said. 

"Someone recognized him, fired several rounds with a high-powered rifle into his car striking victim several times."

Police say the man was seated in the driver's seat of his car, and the woman was in the passenger seat. 

TPD recovered several spent shell casings from the rifle and some shell casings from a handgun. Walker said all the damage was done by the rifle. They aren't sure if the casings from the pistol were involved in this shooting or a previous incident.

The victims were taken to the hospital. The man died at 5:58 a.m., Walker said.

Police don't think the woman was an intended target. She has been released from the hospital and was interviewed by detectives.

Witnesses tell police the shooter or shooters drove south on Yale. If you know anything about the murder, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.