OSBI Asks Public To ID People At Norman Party Where 2 People Were Shot

Friday, December 18th 2020, 6:41 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce

NORMAN, Okla. -

A house party in Norman near Highway 9 and Santa Fe Road last month turned into chaos following a shooting. Two people were hit by bullets but survived.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations needs to know who fired the rounds and why. The OSBI was brought in to assist the McClain County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

They need to identify the partygoers seen in security footage. Some of them appeared to be holding guns. 

The security photos are from an Airbnb home in Norman that was rented for a party. However, the celebration turned into gunfire on November 9 just after midnight.

“There were probably 50 plus people at this party,” said Brook Arbeitman with OSBI. “At some point and time, a fight broke out which led to multiple gunshots.”

The McClain County Sheriff's Office responded to the shooting and found two gunshot victims. The victims were taken to area hospitals and are now recovering from the wounds.

Authorities said witnesses were reluctant to talk but the photos may tell more of the story.

“We were able to take surveillance cameras from the property where the party took place,” said Arbeitman. “And we were able to download those and get pictures of people in attendance.”

Take a close look at the pictures. It looks like harmless fun until people were seen running from something. The cameras even caught multiple men holding weapons.

Investigators need the public to help them identify the partygoers. The clearest picture came hours after the shooting. A man was who was found walking in the area where the party was held was photographed.

“At this point we’re just trying to get info,” said Arbeitman. “We’re trying to identify any of these partygoers that we can identify to talk to them about what happened. What led up to the shots fired. Ultimately, we’re trying to figure out who fired the shot.”

Citizens can contact the OSBI at 800-522-8017 or by email at tips@osbi.ok.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.