Numerous People Shot After Game 5 of Lakers/Thunder Series

by May 22, 2012

An ugly shooting incident took place following the OKC Thunder’s close-out game against the visiting Lakers last night, as at least 8 people were wounded by gunfire, according to police. Reports the Oklahoman: “Five patients were taken to OU Medical Center, Lara O’Leary, Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday morning. She said on the scene last night a patient was assaulted. Two of the patients at OU were taken there by ambulance in critical condition. […] About 11:35 p.m., shots were reportedly fired on Reno Avenue between Mickey Mantle Drive and Joe Carter Avenue, about three blocks east of Chesapeake Energy Arena. ‘Preliminary reports indicate that eight people were shot and one person suffered blunt trauma, and that person was a pregnant woman,’ Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. ‘Everything is very, very preliminary. We still don’t know the actual number of victims. We believe that one person is critical, and the other injuries are not believed to be life-threatening,’ Nelson said. One person was shot in the back, another in the upper arm and a third in the hand, according to police radio traffic. The pregnant woman is thought to have been kicked in the melee, Nelson said. Two suspected shooters were in custody at the Harkins Bricktown Cinemas before midnight, Oklahoma City police Capt. Lisa Camacho said.”