BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Two men are dead and two others injured after a shooting in Broken Arrow.
Wagoner County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the home in the 3700 block of South 273rd East Avenue around 9 a.m. on Saturday after a family member called 911.
When deputies arrived they found two men fatally shot and two other people injured.
Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert identified the two victims as Donnie Ray Crawford III, 24 and his maternal grandfather Daniel Garcia, 74.
Jodie Lynn Crawford, 49, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a Tulsa hospital, Colbert said.
Authorities said Jodie Crawford tried protecting her son from her father until she was shot during a struggle for the gun.
"At this time it looks like Mr. Garcia for some reason, entered the room and started shooting," Colbert said.
Investigators say Donnie Crawford II suffered a hand injury during the altercation and was treated at the scene.
It appears Garcia died from a gunshot wound, however the medical examiner will make an official determination, said Colbert.
The Crawford family is a well respected family in the racing circuit and many viewed Crawford III as a legend in the making.
"This kid was a gentleman, a gentleman who won races and won people's hearts," said Scott Walton, sheriff for Rogers County and a longtime midget racing fan and driver.
Walton said he watched Crawford III grow up.
"This racing community was blessed to have him as long as we did," said Walton.
Donnie Ray Crawford III, won multiple Rookie of the Year titles, including one at the Chili Bowl.
He had won Tulsa Shootouts, Pete Frazier Memorials, Al Lemons Memorials and Oklahoma Nationals, according to Crawford's website.
Crawford III, was scheduled to race this morning on the last day of the Chili Bowl.
On Saturday evening, thousands of fans joined in a moment of silence to honor Crawford III at the Chili Bowl.
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