TULSA - Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan announced Saturday the creation of a task force to help nab a man suspected of fatally shooting three people and injuring two others Friday.
During a news conference, Chief Jordan urged the public to call authorities if they have any information about the shootings.
Dannaer Fields, 49, Bobby Clark, 54, and William Allen, 31, were shot and killed within a three mile radius in north Tulsa early Friday morning, police said. Two men also shot are in a Tulsa hospital recovering.
Jordan told reporters they are still sifting through the evidence and have not determined whether or not if the suspect targeted African Americans.
"There's a very logical theory that would say that's what it could be, but I'm a police officer," Jordan said. "I've got to go by evidence. I'm not going to make a statement at this time that, that's what it is when we have had no evidence. There have been no racial slurs thrown. We haven't arrested anyone yet that may have literature. It's just not time for us to say that. Right now, I'm worried about three of my citizens being murdered."
Investigators say they are in the process of doing ballistic and forensic tests. The FBI has also been called in to see if any federal hate crime laws have been violated.
The surviving shooting victims told police the suspect was a white man driving a white pickup truck.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.