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"I feel sorrow." Tulsa police chief talks about teens killed recently

Wendell Franklin
Posted at 4:00 PM, Dec 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-28 23:13:05-05

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa is reeling from the loss of two 13-year-old boys within days of each other, each gunned down.

One person is charged in the shooting death of a teen in west Tulsa on December 22nd. Court allege B.W.'s death was caused by a fight between his brother and another person. The suspected gunman fired seven shots and two hit the teen, killing him. The suspect, Christian Harrison, 19, is not in custody. This case is under federal jurisdiction because the suspect is a Native American.

Another 13-year-old shot and killed on December 27th around 4 a.m. Witnesses heard as many as 14 shots before police found the teen shot and killed near 61st and Peoria. Police are investigating and when 2 News checked in with them on Tuesday there were no new developments.

Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin posted about the teens' deaths on his Twitter profile, expressing sorrow and pleading for information.

61 homicides have been reported in Tulsa so far in 2021.

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