TPD: East Tulsa car crash result of vehicle running red light, claiming to be shot at by another car

Posted at 5:07 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 07:19:21-04

Tulsa police say they're short on answers after an investigation into an east Tulsa car crash that one of the drivers says was caused by someone chasing and shooting at them.

According to police, the crash happened at the intersection of East 31st Street and South Garnett Road at close to 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

They say a Chevy Cobalt was eastbound on East 31st Street when it ran the red light at South Garnett Road and hit another car northbound on Garnett.

Police tell 2 Works for You that the people inside the Chevy claim they were being chased and shot at by people in another vehicle, which forced them to run the light and crash into another car.

Police say they found several bullet holes in the back of the Chevy, likely from a small caliber weapon.

Outside of the alleged chase and shooting, Tulsa police officers say the people in the Chevy were largely uncooperative and wouldn't explain what led to the chase or why they were targeted.

No one was hurt as a result of the shooting. One person involved in the crash, in the Chevy, was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the incident will be investigated as a traffic accident because the witnesses to the shooting are being uncooperative.

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