Police Searching For Suspect After One Injured In Tulsa Shooting

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 5:07 pm
By: News On 6

A shooting victim is recovering and his shooter is on the loose.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to the 5600 block of South 92nd East Avenue. When they arrived, they found a 22-year-old man had been shot.

Police said an argument started it, but neighbors wonder if it's gang-related.

We do know the victim is a 22-year-old man and is expected to survive.

Residents said the neighborhood is generally quiet, so the gunshots and new graffiti come as a shock.

Wednesday afternoon, police found a 22-year-old man lying on the side of a house, bleeding. He was taken to the hospital, underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

Joe Renee Jury heard the shots as she prepared to walk her dog.

“The first thing I did was shut the door and got away from the windows really quick and got the dogs back," she said.

She said she heard about six shots, but police estimate a total of eight could have been fired.

"Shots rang out from the street to the back to the victim. Multiple shots, he was hit multiple times," Sergeant Dave Walker said.

According to police, the confrontation started when the victim and shooter pulled into the neighborhood and started arguing. Things escalated and shots rang out.

The suspect drove away and the victim tried to get away.

“It’s confined into that area. It seems like it’s going to be confined to those people fighting about something. I don't think anyone else was in peril," Walker said.

Jury said she heard the shots and is taking a second look at neighborhood graffiti near the shooting. She wonders if it's gang-related.

"Our neighbor who lives right next to us, that's brand new, you can't tell what it is but it's in orange and black," she said of the graffiti.

At this point, detectives aren't sure if it's gang-related.

Jury said it's shocking to see this happen so close to home in broad daylight.

Police are still searching for the shooter. The only information released is that the shooter drove away in a tan-colored SUV.