Man hospitalized after shooting in Bartlesville

Bartlesville police are investigating a shooting Friday that left one man hospitalized. The man who did the shooting is still at large.

Just before noon, officers received notice of a strong armed robbery in the 1300 block of South Johnson.

According to Bartlesville Police Capt. Jay Hastings, the call came in at around 11:51, the caller reporting that the suspect had been shot. When police arrived though, they found the victim had been shot in the back of the hip with a small caliber handgun — possibly a .22 caliber.

Paramedics transported the man to the hospital in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries, said Hastings.

Hastings told 2NEWS police are continuing the investigation and conducting interviews to determine if the victim knew the suspect.

He said the shooter did not break into the house but rather one of the two occupants in the house at the time of the shooting had let him into the home.

"It is apparent to us the suspect and the victim knew each other," he said.

Police are still looking for the suspect who was last seen running south on Johnstone Avenue then eastward on 14th Street. He was reportedly a white male wearing a black coat.

No other injuries have been reported.

Shortly following the incident, three nearby schools belonging to the Bartlesville Public Schools District went into lockdown mode, according to school officials.

Bartlesville Public Schools Community Relations Coordinator David Austin told 2NEWS Richard Kane Elementary, Central Middle and Bartlesville High Schools went into lockdown mode at around noon where they stayed for 50 minutes, as recommended by police.

Austin said the lockdown was a precautionary measure.

Stay with KJRH.com and 2NEWS as more information becomes available.

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