Shots fired overnight into Oklahomans for Equality center in Tulsa

Posted at 3:56 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 23:39:21-05

TULSA -- Shots were fired early Monday morning into the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in Tulsa, the center reports.

The center reported on social media that a person driving a white four-door pickup pulled up in front of the center and shot the windows and entry door 13 times.

Board president Geoffrey Brewster said he thought the act was a result of "deep-seated hatred some individuals have towards the LGBTQ community."

Brewster released the following statement:

“I am sickened, yet not surprised, by the bullet holes that now riddle the front of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. They are the latest reminder of the deep-seated hatred some individuals have towards the LGBTQ community. Oklahomans for Equality condemns every act of hatred and violence perpetrated against any individual or group based upon difference. We are keenly aware after an event such as this, or the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, FL, that sexual orientation and gender identity are not protected classes in current hate crime legislation. Even though hatred of difference is the motivation for such acts, our community is not equally protected under the law. This must change, and we call on our community and our allies to demand it.”

Oklahomans for Equality posted the following video of the truck on social media:

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