OCPD Says Man In Critical Condition Following Shooting In NE OKC

Sunday, July 18th 2021, 6:46 am


A man is in critical condition after a shooting in a northeast Oklahoma City neighborhood.  

The shooting happened near Northeast 28th Street and North Martin Luther King Avenue Saturday afternoon.

Officers first learned of the incident when they responded to a 911 call at a home for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found a person with a gunshot wound.

"We didn't know exactly what we were coming to," Oklahoma City Police Department Captain Rod Strecker said. "We didn't know if somebody had been shot at the time. We were just responding to a 911 call."

Officers said they're unsure what exactly led up to the shooting. They're now working to find evidence from the scene and speak to any witnesses.

"Emergency first responders arrived. They took life-saving measures," Strecker said. "The subject was transported to the hospital in critical shape."

"We don't know that there is really a witness or not," Strecker said. "We've got some people we are interviewing to see if they know of anything."

Detectives said there is no description of the suspect at this time and they're unsure how many people were exactly involved.  No one else was injured at the scene.

Authorities are not identifying the victim.  No arrests have been made.