Local & Regional
Sun October 11, 2009
Shooting Spree at Tulsa Bar
By John Durkee
Tulsa, OK – The search is on for suspects into an overnight shooting spree in Tulsa. It happened just before three Sunday morning, when someone fired shots into a bar near 12th and Memorial. The bar was closed but employees were inside cleaning. Police report three people, including an off-duty Tulsa Police officer were hit. The officer was there to pick-up his wife who works at the bar. Police have no suspects at this time and detectives have been assigned to the case. EMSA reports the three victims were in serious condition.
Below is EMSA's statement on the incident:
EMSA provided emergency medical treatment to three individuals - a 36-year-old man, a 44-year-old man and a 45-year-old man. All sustained significant traumatic injuries and were reported to be in serious condition when paramedics transferred care to hospital personnel. Paramedics transported the 45-year-old man to St. John Medical Center; the other two men were taken to Saint Francis Hospital.
Below is the Tulsa Police statement:
At approximately 2:55 AM, the Tulsa Police Department received a call in reference to a shooting at a bar located at 1133 S. Memorial Drive. The caller stated that several people had been hit including an off-duty police officer. Upon officers arriving at the location they discovered that the unknown suspects had fired several shots into the bar which was being cleaned following closing. The rounds struck three people including an off-duty police officer who was picking up his wife which works at the bar. All three victims are expected to survive their injuries. At this time there are no suspects as detectives are processing the scene and interviewing possible witnesses. The names of those involved have not been released pending family notification. Any person with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers.
Tulsa Police Department