One Arrested After Shooting At Chickasha Lake


Monday, May 30th 2016, 5:36 pm
By: News 9


One man was airlifted to the hospital and another was taken to jail over the weekend after a shooting at Chickasha Lake.

Police are still keeping a close eye on the lake for good reason, but the place has cleared out quite a bit after a late night shooting near a boat ramp on the north side of the lake. 

"We just woke up, and a bunch of cops were out here,” camper James Derr said. "I was sound asleep until I heard the siren."

A medical helicopter took 20-year-old Brandon Cissell to OU Medical Center and police arrested James Kosta.

Witnesses told police Kosta and Cissell got into a fight, and Kosta shot Cissell in the abdomen.

Cissell is expected to survive.

Kosta was booked into the Caddo County jail after people nearby took away his gun and detained him until police got there.

He is now facing several charges including public intoxication and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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Many campers packed up and left the camping area. 

"It started clearing out yesterday,” Derr said. 

However, the ruckus didn't seem to bother some of the others.

"I think they just had to go to work,” Derr said. “I wouldn't think anybody got scared."

Chickasha police said they are still investigating the shooting.