OKC Police Still Looking For Men Who Fired Shots At Limo
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police are looking for two men who shot up a limousine full of people on New Year's Eve. And it was all caught on tape.
It happened in Bricktown and two people had to be rushed to the hospital. Police told News 9 those two people who were shot are expected to be okay. But it is definitely not the way they planned to be spending New Years.
As thousands of people converged downtown to ring in the New Year, police say another group was rushing to the hospital in a limo after being peppered with bullets at this busy Bricktown intersection.
Surveillance cameras at the corner of Reno and Oklahoma Avenue captured the whole thing.
"We do have video of the intersection and the incident that occurred, and we will be reviewing that video as part of the ongoing investigation to be able to get more details on the suspects," Capt. Lisa Camacho said.
Police say it all started at a popular Bricktown Nightclub. Two groups of people got into an argument outside of City Walk. One of them got into a rented limousine and took off. Only to be ambushed a couple miles later.
Matthew Pierce owns American Rentals, which rented out the limo.
"I've never had anything like this happen. Nope, we've never had a shooting," Pierce said.
This is a picture of the limo that was involved in the shooting, and is now in police custody.
"I called the girl who rented the car and she said it was a real nice young couple just going out for the Bricktown celebration," Pierce said.
Those with the Bricktown Association say they do everything they can to keep Bricktown safe, and can't believe something like this happened at such a busy intersection on such a busy night.
"It's a very unusual situation. We have been very fortunate to have virtually no violent crimes in Bricktown," said Jeannette Smith, Bricktown Association Executive Director.
Both Smith and Capt. Camacho say police were out in full force in Bricktown that night.
"I was here on New Year's Eve as well and they were very visible," Smith said.
If you have any information about this New Years Eve shooting, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (405)-235-7300.
Right now, the only thing detectives have to go on is the suspect's car was blue.