The Norman Transcript

January 8, 2013

4 fatally shot at Tulsa apartment

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

TULSA — Four young women were found shot to death in the same apartment in a rugged part of south Tulsa on Monday, apparent victims of a midday shooting spree at a building near a park along the Arkansas River. A 4-year-old boy was found unharmed.

Police wouldn’t say whether the victims — all in their late teens or early 20s — were related or how they would have known each other and wouldn’t say whether the boy was related to any of them. Police said they did not yet know why the women were shot, and officers were searching for whoever committed the crime.

“Right now, we have no clear-cut suspect we’re looking at at this point,” said police spokesman Leland Ashley. “I don’t want to strike fear in the community tonight, but we do have an individual or individuals who murdered four people. Do we know if there was a motive? ... We don’t know that. We can’t say if it was random or if someone knew (the victims).”

Ashley said detectives and officers were “beating the bushes” to figure out what happened.

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