Man shot in the leg, crashes truck

Monday, March 17th 2008, 9:38 am
By: News 9


One man is in the hospital and another is in police custody after a shooting took place on Sunday night, said police. 

Witnesses told police a man in southwest Oklahoma City was giving another man a ride in his car when the passenger tried to steal the driver's wallet. The passenger then shot the driver in the leg, said officials.

One woman who lives nearby said her little girl was outside when she heard the shots ring out.

"When we heard it we were so scared because she was in the street playing. It was an awful feeling to know that something like that happened (not) that far away from my house," said Maria Chavez, who lives near where the shooting took place.

The driver crashed into a parked truck after the shooting. His injuries are not life-threatening.