Guthrie PD: Frat Party Witnesses Refuse To Reveal Shooter


Monday, March 28th 2016, 2:07 pm
By: Dana Hertneky


Guthrie police said they are having a hard time finding out who shot two people during a party at the Guthrie VFW hall over the weekend. 

One patient had to be airlifted to the hospital but witnesses aren't talking about who the shooter was.

According to Guthrie police, a Langston University fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi was having an after-party when the shooting happened.

Police said a fight started inside the Guthrie VFW hall, but when those involved were told to leave the fight continued in the parking lot then escalated.

“An unknown suspect grabbed a gun and started firing into the crowd,” Guthrie police Sgt. Jeremy Thorne said.

Two people were hit. A woman was shot three times and a man hit once.

Police said the fraternity rented the building there were a wide range of people at the party including parents, students from UCO and possibly Stillwater.

Despite the crowd, police say witnesses aren't talking about who fired the shots.

“We know he was possibly inside the party prior to going outside and shooting,” Thorne said.

At Langston University, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and External Affairs Mautra Staley Jones said, “There was an incident that occurred in Guthrie this weekend, it was not a University sanctioned event and there is an ongoing investigation by the Guthrie Police Department.”

The fraternity's national office did not return News 9's phone calls requesting a comment.

Guthrie police are asking for anyone with information about what happened to contact them at 282-3535.

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