Man Killed During Highway Shooting
Sunday, April 15th 2007, 3:59 pm
By: News On 6
A young man from Muskogee is dead, after he is shot while driving a pickup truck onto a Tulsa expressway. The shooting happened at 51st Street and the U.S. Highway 169 early Sunday morning. Tulsa Police say three people in the victimâ€™s vehicle were headed to a Tulsa club.
A Tulsa newspaper reports Tulsa Police say the occupants of two other vehicles were following the victimâ€™s pickup truck and opened fire as the truck entered U.S. Highway 169. Police say at least 14 bullets hit the truck.
The News On 6 has learned the driver of the pickup was hit twice by gunfire and died at the scene. Tulsa Police have not released the victimâ€™s name. Two other people in the pickup truck were not hurt. "Right now there is no certain motive for the shooting. The 3 gentlemen in the truck were from Muskogee and had been in town to a nightclub," says Tulsa Police Captain Matt Kirkland.
Police say the pickup truck had stopped at a gas station before getting on the highway. Tulsa Police say they found a number of shell casings at the scene of the shooting and believe at least two weapons were used in the attack. Officers say they're still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.