Shooting At Tulsa Car Wash Leaves One Dead; Police Investigating

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 3:54 pm
By: News On 6

A deadly shooting in broad daylight at a north Tulsa car wash has investigators scrambling to find the man responsible.

Police said nothing like this has ever happened at the car wash, but people who live in the area, like Reuben Edwards, said the crime in the general area is getting way too common.

"I don't think it was looking good for the person in the back," he said.

Shots were fired and homicide investigators broke the rhythm of the day to day flow at the Suds N Go car wash in north Tulsa Thursday afternoon.

Tulsa Police Captain Steve Odom said, "We don't have anything right now as far as motive, we don't know if robbery was involved. We have no idea or that right now, we are still trying to piece that together."

Police tape closed off the car wash and the gas station across the street.

The victim and another person were sitting in a Pontiac at the car wash when police said a man walked up and started shooting.

When the hail of bullets stopped, police said the shooter ran into a nearby neighborhood and the victim managed to run across the street to the gas station before collapsing.

"Our shooting victim is in extremely serious condition," Odom said.

The victim later died. Police have not released his name but said he was 28 years old and believe he was shot with a semi-automatic weapon. Police also said the other person in the car wasn't hurt.

Even with multiple crews and helicopters flying around, the questions of what led to the shooting, and who's responsible, remain unanswered.

"When you hear that type of news it's hurtful," Edwards said.

Edwards didn't see the shooting but witnessed the aftermath and said incidents like this take a negative toll on the community.

"One day it has to stop, sooner or later you have to grow up and realize ‘man, this is people's lives you're taking,’" he said.

As of right now the description of the suspect is very vague and police officers said they are speaking to the other person who wasn't hurt for any leads.