Tulsa Shooting Sends A Restaurant Employee To The Hospital

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 6:18 am
By: News On 6

A man is in a Tulsa hospital after being shot while working at a Tulsa Waffle House, but he wasn't the intended target.

It happened at about 5:30 PM Wednesday at the restaurant at 51st and Peoria.

Tulsa Police say two men exchanged words inside. One man followed the other one out into the parking lot and pulled out what looked like a gun. It turns out; it was a replica cigarette lighter. The other man, who happened to have a concealed carry permit, pulled out a real gun and fired two shots. He missed, but hit a 37 year old employee inside the restaurant.

The two men were arrested, but it's not clear what charges there will be. Tulsa Police Captain Rick Helberg: "What we're going to do is, we're going to treat it like any other shooting, work the scene very thoroughly and then forward the case down to the DA's office to figure out what charges if any to file."

The shooting victim is expected to be OK.