About 7:15 p.m. on Saturday Tulsa police responded to a call reporting a shooting at a house in the nothern part of the city where two people shot to death and three wounded were found, said Tulsa Police Department captain Dave Roberts.
Tulsa Police sergeant Dave Walker mention in an official statement on Sunday that two of the wounded died. He went on, adding that those killed were three women, 35, 46 and 54 years old and a 34-year-old man.
Investigators suppose that methamphetamine was recently used and sold at the house, he said.
“We do not believe that this murder was a random act,” Walker said in the statement, adding that robbery was not the motive.
According to reports, the five victims had gathered in a garage that had been converted to a bedroom and was “cluttered with items that made the living area very small and compact,” police said.
The home had been the scene of several arrests for drug dealing in the last year, officials said, without elaborating, writes The Los Angeles Times.
A lone gunman went into the garage and shot the five victims at close range, Tulsa police also revealed to reporters.
A local who has lived in the neighborhood for almost a year, Rodger Gibson, told the media the building where the shooting took place was usually busy with activity into the morning hours and that he tried to avoid the property because he “could tell it is trouble.”
“I could not believe it,” Gibson said. “I couldn’t believe they shot that many people.”
The news comes two weeks after a person with a gun opened fire in a New Jersey mall.
Luckily, no one suffered after an unidentified man opened fire in a New Jersey shopping mall, officials report.
Thousands of people who were enjoying themselves were evacuated from the Garden State Plaza mall. “Everyone is safe,” Mayor Richard LaBarbiera confrmed.
The gunman inside Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall hasn’t been found during a sweep of the shopping center by Bergen County SWAT, county Chief of Staff Jeanne Baratta told reporters.
However, later authorities in New Jersey reported that the man who fired shots inside the Garden State Plaza Mall on Monday evening has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities say Richard Shoop was found in a back area of the mall.
Eddie Kahmann, who works inside the mall, told reporters that he heard 6 or 7 gunshots about 9:20 p.m. ET.
“There was just people running like crazy, so I quickly just closed my doors, ran to the back, turned off all the lights, music and everything, just to stay hidden,” he said.
Allie Cozic, another mall employee, revealed to the local news agency that she saw “someone dressed in all black, carrying a large gun, walk past our store.”
She went on, adding she heard loud bangs about 10 minutes before her store was set to close for the night.
“It was just chaos. Everyone was just kind of running to wherever they could,” Cozic said.
“It was almost like when you’re watching a horror movie and the killer is walking slowly – that’s what it seemed like. He was wearing all black, it almost looked like body armor of some kind. As soon as I saw the gun, I just turned and ran,” she said.