Teens Attacked On Way To School In OKC, One Left Paralyzed
OKLAHOMA CITY - Two teenage boys are ambushed in Oklahoma City while walking to school Tuesday morning.
Police say one was shot and the other beaten. And according to police, it appears this all started with a random robbery.
Bronson Quickle is still in critical condition at OU Medical Center. His mother tells News 9 right now he is paralyzed from the waist down.
"He was rushed into surgery, (the) doctor came out, surgery went fine, (he) explained what was going on," said Tami Jackson, Bronson's mother. "It's not the best news for a mother to get."
Both boys were students at Seeworth Academy. One was a sophomore, the other a junior.
"Those two were leaders of the school we can depend on," said Tarrence Rogers, the school's Vice Principal.
Rogers says he got the call about what happened early Tuesday morning. Police say the two 17 year old boys were walking along N.W. 16th Street around 5:45 a.m. They were on their way to catch their bus to school. That's when two strangers pulled up, got out of their car, and tried to rob the boys. When the boys told them they didn't have anything, that's when the strangers attacked them.
"Shed many tears at the hospital, I'm very close to both young men, it's very difficult," Rogers said.
Rogers says the boys were dedicated students, who likely walked that route to school every morning. Police at this point, say they have very little information about who did this and why.
"We haven't been able to talk to the victims and we don't have very much suspect information to go on," said Captain Dexter Nelson with the Oklahoma City Police Department. "Apparently this happened at 5:43 this morning so we don't have very many witnesses either."
"My son who has never done anything bad to anybody doesn't deserve it," said Jackson.
Rogers says the school is very family orientated and they have had counselors on hand to help students deal with the news.
Police are trying to determine if this shooting is connected to two other shootings late Monday night. A woman says she was kidnapped, robbed and shot near N.W. 122nd Street and Council. She's expected to recover.