Teen Killed During Drive-By Shooting

Sunday, March 30th 2008, 5:31 pm
By: News On 6

A drive-by shooting killed a 17-year-old boy and neighbors say it all stems from a neighborhood dispute. The shooting happened early Sunday morning off Highway 51 on West 21st Street.

The News On 6's Jeffrey Smith reports neighbors say they think the shooting was revenge for a fight that started on Saturday afternoon. 

Police say at least eight rounds were fired into the house. One of those bullets took the life of teenager Patrick Parker.

"I was in bed about two o'clock and heard five or six shots and jumped out and ran out on the front porch and see tail lights going down the road," said neighbor Tony Woodley.

Parker was shot once in the chest, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"I was sound asleep, all I heard was pow, pow, pow," said next door neighbor Calvin Marsey.  "It was so quick, it seemed like I heard three or four, real quick, just like that."

Parker did not live in the house off of Highway 51. He was visiting a friend for a weekend party.

"They had a big party Friday night," said Woodley. "Cars were parked all up and down the road."

Witnesses say after the party on Saturday afternoon there was a fight involving some teenagers and their parents.

"It was more of a revenge deal, the guys who did the shooting, from what we hear," said Woodley.

"It appears that some sort of altercation had occurred, which resulted in the shooting," said Tulsa Co. Sheriff's Office Capt. Bill Bass.

The Sheriff's Department says money over the party's liquor tab could have also played a role in the fight.

Neighbors are just trying to cope.

"Anybody would be shocked, I mean it's in this neighborhood, it's a quiet neighborhood," said Woodley.

No arrests have been made in Parker's murder.

The Sheriff's Department has detained several people for questioning. Deputies tell The News On 6 they know who the shooter is. They're just being as thorough as possible in their investigation.

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