One Arrested In Connection With Bricktown Shooting After Thunder Game

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 5:46 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma City police have arrested one person in connection with a shooting that injured eight people in Bricktown right after the Thunder playoff game late Monday night.

Police say 19-year-old Rodney D. Hill has been arrested in this case.

Nine people were injured, including Destiny Holmes, an expectant mother. She received blunt force trauma to her body, according to police.

In all eight people were shot, and according to EMSA, two of them were transported in critical condition. Police say 22-year-old Norman Richards III, 22-year-old Leibra Gaines, 22-year-old Twaina Jones, along with four teenagers ages 13, 14, 15, 17, were shot.

Witnesses were confused by how this started, but there was reportedly a fight between a group of men and women, which apparently escalated.

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"I thought this was a part of a celebration, but people started running away and I knew something had happened and unfortunately people got shot," said a taxi driver who didn't want to be identified.

Police said the pregnant woman suffered blunt force trauma, but they aren't sure how. Authorities believe she was either kicked or punched.

Getting to the nine victims proved to be a task as police and paramedics weaved through crowds.

"I have never had anything where you have had that kind of people to deal with 5, 775 people you have no idea who is a patient and what is going on," Greg Ford of EMSA said.

Officials met Tuesday and closed Thunder Alley, but police say their work isn't done.

"We are in the process of trying to locate and review some surveillance in the area we know that there has been some you tube footage put up," Cpt. Dexter Nelson said.

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