Neighbor Responds To Triple Shooting Outside NW OKC Event Center

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 7:05 pm
By: News 9

Bullets flew outside a northwest Oklahoma City events center Sunday morning. Two people were killed and another is in the hospital while police search for the gunman.

The shooting happened near Rockwell and N.W. Expressway early Sunday morning. The windows at the Pulse Event Center are still boarded up where the bullets went flying.

12/3/2012 Related Story: OKC Police Release Names Of Two Victims Of Triple Shooting At Event Center

We could still see some of the bullet holes, leaving behind a vivid reminder of Sunday's deadly shooting.

Despite more than two dozen bullet holes littering the windows, it is business as usual on Monday at the nearby Beauty supply store and local pawn shop.

While workers aren't talking, customers are a little rattled by what happened here.

"It's scary, it really is just knowing its happening this close to where we live and we need to do something about it," said Jennifer Payne, who lives nearby.

While workers worked quickly to remove the evidence of Sunday's shooting and clean up the mess, homicide detectives are still trying to track down the triggerman.

We know 34-year-old Raymond Huddleston died at the scene along with another man who police are yet to identify, and 35-year-old Anthony Jackson was also shot, but is expected to survive.

All three were shot around 2:30 a.m. Sunday outside the Pulse Event Center after a CD release party. It's not the first time police have been called here. It's enough to make Payne think about moving.

"Ten years ago this was a great place to live this part of town, northwest Oklahoma City, but now I don't know what's going on," she said.

We know Huddleston, a known gang member, has a long rap sheet and had spent time in prison for concealing stolen property, stealing a car, stealing from a house and escape from a penitentiary.

But Jackson was only in jail one time in 2001 for possessing a firearm.

The Pulse Event Center sent us the following statement,

The Pulse Event Center is a very nice and safe venue, used for many wonderful weddings, receptions, charitable fund raisers, banquets, school dances and other gatherings. (The event center is rented to our customers. We are just offering our venue on a contracted basis.) We have a church using our facility along with offering free use to a youth ministry on a weekly basis. My heart and prayers go out to the families effected by this tragedy.


Dean Smith

If you have any information that can help find the killer, call the homicide tip line at (405)-297-1200.