Tuesday, May 22, 2012
You can always count on those colored folks - Eight shot outside Thunder vs. Lakers game in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Eight people were wounded, one critically, by gun shots fired as thousands of sports fans left a National Basketball Association playoff game late Monday, police said.
The shooting occurred during a confrontation outside Chesapeake Arena in downtown Oklahoma City, as fans walked to parking lots after the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers.
One victim was in critical condition while wounds suffered by seven others were not believed to be life-threatening, said Captain Dexter Nelson of the Oklahoma City Police Department. City police said early Tuesday there was no update on the victims' conditions.
The shooting erupted when a group of women "ran up" on a group of men and exchanged words, Nelson said.
"At least one guy pulled out a gun and started shooting," he said. "We don't know why it happened."