TULSA - One of two suspects accused of firing shots into a Hmong cultural celebration in Tulsa earlier this month pleaded not guilty Monday.
Nineteen-year-old Meng Lee, who, along with his 21-year-old cousin Boonmlee Lee, faces five counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and one count of shooting with intent to kill, entered the plea in district court Monday afternoon.
Meng Lee's preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 12.
Arraignment for the elder cousin, also in court, was passed to Nov. 18.
Meng and Boonmlee Lee were arrested Oct. 12 for allegedly shooting into the Green Country Event Center, where several hundred people had gathered. Five people were wounded in the chaos, all of which survived their injuries.
RELATED: Parents of shooting suspect apologize to community (http://bit.ly/GSvLFK)
Tulsa police found the cousins driving a suspicious vehicle in a neighborhood east of the center shortly after and tried to toss a black sweatshirt and gun from the car, according to TPD.
MORE: Police helicopter video of the arrest (http://bit.ly/17SxUqM)
An AK-47, a handgun, a .22-calibur rifle, ammunition, "MOD" gang paraphernalia and multiple religious shrines were later found in two homes connected to the men following their detainment.
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