Broken Arrow police say shooting death was gang related, searching for vehicle


By John Dobberstein, Editor

The Broken Arrow Police Department said Thursday they believe last Sundays’ shooting that killed 1 person and injured 2 was gang related.

Detectives have determined a white Ford Fusion was used by the suspects in the shooting, and it may have damage from bullet holes, BAPD Public Information Officer Ethan Hutchins said. Police are looking for multiple suspects in the case.

Police were dispatched to the 6300 block of S. 116th East Ave. at about 4:15 p.m. for a call about shots fired at a home. They arrived to find three shooting victims, including two adult females and a 16-year-old male.

One of the female victims was treated on scene and released. The second female victim and the male victim were taken to the hospital, and the male died. The second female victim has since been released from the hospital.

Police said the shooting was likely a targeted act and there is no ongoing threat to the Melinda Park neighborhood.

"This is a complicated investigation with numerous people involved and witnesses. Detectives are actively exploring all leads," Hutchins said Tuesday during an update on the case.

Anyone with more information on this incident is encouraged to call the BAPD non-emergency number at (918)-259-8400. Callers can also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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