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Four shot, one dead, in apartment occupied by Spartan School of Aeronautics students
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Four shot, one dead, in apartment occupied by Spartan School of Aeronautics students

Four shot, one dead, in apartment occupied by Spartan School of Aeronautics students
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Four shot, one dead, in apartment occupied by Spartan School of Aeronautics students

Gunfire erupted in a small apartment where students of the Spartan School of Aeronautics live Thursday night, sending four people to the hospital in critical condition.

One of those victims has died, according to EMSA, an 18-year-old man.

The other victims were ages 18, 18 and 19.

The shootings happened about 9:05 p.m. at The Spartan Landing Apartments, in the 1300 block of N. 89th E. Ave., a little southwest of the intersection of E. Pine St. and N. Mingo Ave.

Tulsa Police Cpl. Dan Miller told KRMG at the scene that all the people living in the complex go to school at Spartan.

It's believed all four victims were students at the well known school.

The suspect, identified only as a black male in his mid-thirties, was probably not a student, according to residents of the apartments who spoke with KRMG.

The suspect fled before police arrived, and left the scene on foot.

He was captured shortly after 10:00 p.m. in a parking lot in the 10900 block of E. Admiral Pl., a location occupied by several businesses.

Police at that location told KRMG the man was badly cut on his hands, apparently from barbed wire or razor wire, and that he'd injured himself climbing fences.

He was wearing a t-shirt, had no jacket, and was very cold when police caught up to him.

Initially, police had been told the man was in his forties, but officers at the scene of the arrest said he appeared to be younger.

Officers tell KRMG he was not combative, and surrendered peacefully.

Police found his vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex. It had Alabama plates.

They have not released any names at this hour.

Classes at Spartan have been cancelled for Friday.

KRMG is efforting additional details and will post any new information here as it becomes available.

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