Police investigate north Tulsa triple shooting

Posted at 7:21 AM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-12 23:33:00-05

TULSA - An 18-year-old is fighting for his life after he was shot inside a busy nightclub early Saturday morning.

Investigators are now looking for the shooter and neighbors say they're fed up with the constant crime coming from the area.

“Out of 48 years of living in this town, that's been the worst place I’ve ever seen,” said neighbor Curtis McClure.

McClure has only lived near “the spot” for three months, but to him, that's three months too long.

“It's packed, it's loud, and you hear nothing but yelling and screaming coming out of that place,” he said.

His neighbors say they've heard even worse.

“Gunshots are not that uncommon,” said resident Hector Hernandez. “You don't go wandering around when you hear gunshots around here.”

Shots sent more than four hundred people running from the nightclub just after three a.m. Saturday. Police say the scene was pure chaos.

“They left shoes, they left hats, they left wigs...there was a lot of stuff laying around on the floor,” said Tulsa Homicide sergeant David Walker.

Inside the building was an 18-year-old shot in the torso. Two other women also shot, but weren't seriously injured.

As police continue to investigate, they are noticing a dangerous pattern.

“We've had it. We've had multiple shootings multiple times this year at that location,” said Walker.

Neighbors like McClure are seeing it too, and now he's calling for action.

“I want it gone. I want it out of here,” he said. “I want those kids to be safe and as long as that's there, those kids aren't going to be safe.”

Police say they're looking for an African-American male in his late twenties wearing blue in connection with the shootings. If you have any information, you're urged to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS. 

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