Suspect Sought After Two Teens Shot in Noble
Staff and Wire Reports
NOBLE, Oklahoma -- Two 18-year-olds were shot overnight near Noble, officials said.
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident and says it may have been a drug deal gone bad.
Authorities in Cleveland County are looking for a man who, they think, may know something about what happened south of Noble.
The Cleveland County Sheriff received a call at about 1 a.m. that two men had been shot south of Noble. They found the victims, but they haven't found the shooter.
Investigators and medical personnel went to the area where the railroad tracks intersect Burkett Road. They found the victims--identified as Devin Garvin and Wesley O'Rourke--both about 18 years of age, both with shotgun wounds to the chest.
They were transported to an area hospital for treatment. From talking to one victim and other witnesses at the scene, investigators have been able to reconstruct the course of events.
"It sounds like there was a group of people standing around where the shooting occurred and this gold, 1993 Buick came by," said Cleveland County Undersheriff Rhett Burnett. "Most of the witnesses were able to say the same thing. They saw what appeared to be two blasts from a firearm come out the window of that vehicle, and then the two victims were hit."
Authorities want to talk to 31-year-old Luke McCray. They're describing him as a person of interest, not a suspect.
McCray has felony convictions in Pottawatomie County. He was found guilty of trying to use his vehicle to run down two police officers who were investigating a possible burglary at a pawn shop. He got suspended and probated sentences.
Both victims, Wesley O'Rourke and Devin Garvin are listed as in good condition.
The vehicle authorities are searching for is described as 1993 gold Buick LeSabre with Oklahoma tag number YXH 365. If you've seen it - call police immediately.