Monday night shooting sends three people to Tulsa hospitals

Tuesday, October 26th 2004, 5:35 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police are making headway as they investigate a shooting spree that happened Monday night at King and Owasso Streets.

They say three men shot three victims over and over again. Incredibly, all survived, although they are in very bad shape.

News on 6 reporter Steve Berg says the woman who was shot 11 times on her porch has bones shattered in her legs. A neighbor identified her as Kimberly Young.

The two men who were then shot across the street in another house moments later are also in bad shape with multiple gunshot wounds.

The News on 6 talked with the brother of one of the victims about the shooting. An angry William Beckford said his brother Jeff Beckford had just gotten home when the shooting happened. "But it was senseless what they did. I mean, they shot her over 12 times. They shot him in the head and the chest and in the groin area and it just tore his insides, he ain't got no insides now, and Kim, I just hope the good Lord is with her, I hope she can walk."

Beckford says he talked with Kimberly Young, who he says is the woman who was shot, just minutes earlier on her porch. He says many people in the neighborhood know each other. But at this point, Tulsa Police are confused about what may have prompted the shooting.

Tulsa Police officer Scott Walton: “Obviously, we have an exchange here of people, who are acquainted with each other, know each other. There's some gang affiliation with the neighborhood Crips."

Early Tuesday morning, Police arrested 19-year-old Maurice Jackson[pictured], who they believe is a member of the Crips gang, and booked him on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill. They say it appears the shooting might have happened over some stolen guns. They also say they found crack cocaine inside Jeff Beckford's house. Although his brother insists he wasn't a dealer.

Right now, Tulsa Police have a lot of sorting out to do. The two other suspects are still at large. Police did serve some search warrants Tuesday. They say they have a good idea of who the other two men are.