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Teen shot in the hand, several arrested

Posted at 4:33 PM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-23 23:37:57-05

TULSA - A large brawl at a south Tulsa apartment complex Saturday left a teen girl hit in the hand by gunfire.

Police says three shots were fired and they believe someone in that fight is responsible for them. They say it's not clear on what caused the fight among the teens. But some are saying whoever is behind this violence is way too young.

"She was nice, she was a nice sweet person. She tries to stay out of trouble," said teen Andrew Stevens.

That's how the 14-year-old victim is described by people her age.

Her injuries are non-life-threatening, but both the fight and the shooting rattled dozens at Royal Oaks.

"Other people started jumping in and somebody came in with a gun apparently and just saying 'What the Hell you going to do' and starting shooting...just popping off rounds," he said.

Police later determined those involved in the fight were mainly teens from 14 to 17 years old. 

Two juveniles were detained at the scene...along with one woman for obstructing police.

"One decided to pull out a gun and somebody got shot. It happens that quick," said Tulsa Corporal, Christy Kellerhals.

Police say it's worrisome to see the violence spawned from those so young. 

"A lot of times the guns are stolen, they get them from their parents or find them on the street somewhere. It's scary," said Kellerhals.

And even some teens themselves say they're terrified.

"To see this happen, it's horrible. I don't like it. It's kind of scary," said Stevens. "Just grow up. Quit being so childish. Quit giving kids guns...yeah."

Police are still continuing their investigation. They say they have a 16-year-old suspect in custody but have not said whether he's the shooter or not.

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