Oklahoma City police are investigating a shooting outside a popular bar in Midtown that left three men injured. Police said one of the shooting victims remains in critical condition at OU Medical Center.
The victim was not from Oklahoma and was identified as 21-year-old Zion Black, according to the police report. Officers learned Black was with the two other victims and they were involved in an altercation with the shooter.
Police responded to the chaotic scene around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday at Fassler Hall near Northwest 10th Street and Hudson Avenue. The vice-mayor of The City of The Village was at the bar with friends and recalled the frightening experience.
“We heard about six gunshots, and everyone was yelling get down or get out,” said Adam Graham, witness.
The gunshots came from outside the bar by the street.
Graham said as bar security directed hundreds of patrons out the doors, he chose to duck under a table for safety.
“We got under the table and crawled, and everyone was just kind of making their way out the front of the door in an extremely fast pace,” said Graham.
Police said officers initially did not find the shooting victims at the bar. They were told the victims showed up at Saint Anthony hospital, a block away.
“One of the victims was critically injured,” said Msgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department “He was transported to OU Medical Center where he had to go straight to surgery. The other shooting victims had minor injuries.”
According to the police report, the other shooting victims were identified as 21-year-old Michael Young and 25-year-old Chase Hillmon. A witness told police he saw the shooter, but investigators have not identified the suspect or made an arrest.
Now patrons want to know how bar management will handle security and large crowds following the latest incident.
“I had some questions about their security protocols,” said Graham. “They’ve read my messages but have not responded to me.”
News 9 also reached out to Jim O’Connor the COO of Fassler Hall. O’Connor said he was traveling and would call back but did not return the phone call.