Police Investigate Shooting near High School

Friday, January 30th 2009, 11:05 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police are looking for three suspects involved in a shooting near a high school Friday night.

Police said 18-year-old Gary Reader was shot three times in the parking lot of Northwest Classen High School, NW 23rd and May Avenue, after a basketball game.

The victim showed up at an Arby's down the street. Police do not think any Classen students were involved.

The school district said they brought in extra security for the game and spectators went through metal detectors, but they don't know what lead to the shooting.

"When you have situations like this, you have to look on the positive side...And that's something we will be doing. We will be working with the police department to see if there are any additional measures that we need to take make sure that this doesn't happen again," Tierney Cook with Oklahoma City Public Schools said.

Reader was released from the hospital. However, he is facing charges for having a gun.

Police are still looking for three gunmen in their early 20s, who allegedly shot Reader. They are still unsure what caused the shooting.

If you have any information about the incident, call Crime Stoppers.