Neighbors Report Exchange Of Gunfire Before Tulsa Wreck

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 9:34 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Five people were injured in a single car accident following a shooting overnight Sunday. Tulsa police are investigating the disturbance they say stemmed from an attempted robbery.

Calls came in to the police station starting just after midnight of shots heard in the area of 800 North 77th East Avenue, then of a car wreck near the same area, according to Tulsa Police Sergeant Wes Phelps.

Police say that the wreck happened after an apparent attempted robbery at Norvell Park.

The people in the car told police that they were in the park when two suspects tried to rob them. The victims tried to get away, and were pursued by the would-be robbers who opened fire on the car. 

The car crashed into a tree, and all five occupants were taken to local hospitals in serious condition. 

There were .40 caliber rounds in the street and a shotgun shell found in the park. A .25 caliber gun was also found in the wrecked car.

One neighbor, who did not want to be interviewed on camera, said he heard three shots from one gun, then three from a different gun. Seconds later, he heard the car hit the tree.

"I heard 'bam, bam, bam, then pow, pow, pow, then wham,'" he told News On 6.