Two Wounded When About 36 Rounds Fired At Tulsa Home

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 10:32 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa police say two people were injured when three men opened fire on a home in the 4500 block of East Young Street. About 36 rounds were fired into the house which was occupied by three adults and three children at the time of the shooting.

Corporal Pat Harker of the Tulsa Police Department said the shooting took place at about 3:30 a.m. near Apache and Yale. Many rounds not only went into the house but penetrated more than one wall.

"We're fortunate that with six people involved, only two got hit," Harker said.

Police said bullets hit a pillow in a bed someone was sleeping in, a television and a can of peaches in a room at the back of the house.

Both of the wounded people were adults who received non-life threatening injuries. They were taken by ambulance to local hospitals.

Witnesses said there were three shooters, possibly young men, but no one got a good look at them, Harker said.

Police think the shooting may be "retaliation" for another shooting that happened in the area earlier in the evening on North Vandalia.

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