One Victim Critical, Seven Recovering Following Shooting In Bricktown After Thunder Game


Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 1:22 am
By: News 9


A gunman opened fire on a crowd in Bricktown Monday night just minutes after the OKC Thunder clinched game five over the Lakers.

Thousands of fans were walking the streets of downtown Oklahoma City around 11:30 p.m. when multiple gun shots were fired near the Sonic headquarters at Mickey Mantle Drive and Reno Avenue. People immediately fell to the ground.

Police confirmed eight people were shot; one is in critical condition while the other seven sustained non-life threatening injuries. A pregnant woman in the vicinity was not shot, but was taken to the hospital after she was injured by the jostling crowd.

Police have not released the names of the victims.

Police Capt. Lisa Camacho said two people seen leaving the area in a car were detained and arrested on unrelated traffic warrants.

Police are still interviewing witnesses about the shooting. They have not arrested any suspects. Investigators are asking anyone with information about the shootings to call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.