Gunman Still Being Sought Following Drive-by Shooting


Saturday, March 17th 2007, 9:29 pm
By: News On 6


Police say nearly a dozen people were injured when a gunman opened fire in a North Tulsa park. Tulsa police say the shooting happened shortly after 7 o’clock Saturday evening at Crawford Park. The News on 6’s Chris Wright reports park goers were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the park when someone opened fire.

Tulsa police questioned witnesses and its helicopter helped searched for suspects after Saturday evening's drive-by shooting. TPD now believes as many as 11 people were injured when a gunman opened fire from a car. They say one person was shot in the head, and has life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for two suspects, but the investigation is just getting underway, there are still many unanswered questions.

"We're concentrating here, we're also trying to get the officers to the addresses and to the hospitals, right now we don't have any specific information to tell people to watch out for," said TPD Captain Brett Bailey.

Police says the number of victims continued to rise throughout the evening. Many of the shooting victims did not stay in the park, but went to the hospital or other homes in the neighborhood, said police.

"Apparently they all came from here, but they left and showed up at area hospitals,” Bailey said.

Witnesses tell police there are parties at Crawford Park almost every Saturday, but until now, they have not turned violent.

"My understanding this is a regular occurrence, on Saturdays they have a party down here. Just a regular type deal," said Bailey.

In an effort to figure out exactly what happened, the Tulsa Police Department has sent officers to area hospitals to talk with some of the shooting victims. Police say they did find some shell casings at the scene. They hope those will shed some light on who did this.

If you have any information about this shooting call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS, you can remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.