Officials Release Photo Of Gun Stolen In Wagoner County Shooting


Monday, November 28th 2011, 8:44 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation released a photo of one of the weapons stolen in a shooting that left a 73-year-old veteran fighting for his life.

11/24/2011 Related Story: Retired Veteran Shot Multiple Times At Wagoner County Shooting Range

Kenneth Payne was shot, and his weapons were stolen from Toppers gun range in Wagoner County Thanksgiving morning. Payne, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force, was shot several times in the head. He was able to call his family for help on his cell phone.

On Monday, investigators released a photo of one of the rifles stolen in this case. The photo was obtained from Mitchell' s Mausers website, according to officials.

The weapon was a rare Mitchell Black Lightning .22 magnum rifle. Investigators said they believe someone may have seen it recently and can lead them to more information, because the rifle is unique looking.

Anyone with information about the gun's location or the shooting, contact either the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office or the OSBI at (800)-522-8017.

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