Woman Found Shot Outside Tulsa Home, Man Found Wounded Indoors


Sunday, April 26th 2015, 8:23 am
By: News On 6


A shooting early Sunday morning in north Tulsa put two people in the hospital, one seriously injured. Police say a shotgun and a handgun were used.

When police got to the scene in the 4600 block of North Elwood just after 1 a.m., they found a woman in the front yard, with gunshot wounds to her shoulder and head.

Police say they also found a man, inside a home, with a shotgun wound to his lower body. Authorities found several shell casings outside the home, and two cars were hit by bullets.

Police say they haven't been to the home before.

A neighbor said he watched the couple who live at the home fight. He said he looked outside after hearing gunshots and saw his neighbor's live-in girlfriend crouching behind a Cadillac. 

The boyfriend then ran outside, and the woman ran back indoors - locking herself in.

The neighbor said he saw the boyfriend trying to kick the door in then heard more shots.

When police originally got the call, the caller said it was a stabbing. Police believe the victims knew the shooter and say it could be domestic violence.

"We really don't have a good suspect description. We don't have a really good story," said Tulsa Police Captain Laurel Ledbetter. 

"We talked to one of the victims who was conscious and talking at the scene, got a few details, but nothing really to go on. No leads for suspects right now."

EMSA says the man's injuries are non-life threatening, but the woman's gunshot wounds are serious.