A Tulsa judge on Monday scheduled hearings for two men accused of shooting five people at a Hmong New Year's festival in Oklahoma.
Boonmlee Lee, 21, and Meng Lee, 19, appeared Monday via video hookup from the Tulsa jail, dressed in white and orange-striped jail uniforms.
Special Judge J. Anthony Miller set an initial hearing date of Nov. 18 for Boonmlee Lee and a Nov. 12 date for Meng Lee.
Each man faces one count of shooting with intent to kill and five counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, according to charges filed Friday by Tulsa prosecutors.
The Lees and the five injured people are all ethnic Hmong, who hail from Asian countries including Laos, China, Vietnam and Thailand.
Between 3,000 and 4,000 Hmong live in Tulsa, many arriving in recent years in search of jobs.
Prosecutors believe one victim was likely targeted at the Oct. 12 festival in Tulsa because he mediated a dispute involving the defendants' family and the dispute was not resolved in their favor.
The suspects were arrested shortly after the shooting. A police helicopter spotted a car driving away from the scene with its headlights off and notified officers on the ground, who pulled it over.
The suspects had thrown clothes and a semi-automatic handgun believed to have been used in the attack out of the vehicle, police said.
Prosecutors said in a court filing last week that Boonmlee Lee is believed to be connected to the Menace of Destruction gang in California.
Tulsa police recovered guns, gang paraphernalia and ammunition after serving search warrants on two homes in connection with shooting last week. Police did not say who owned the homes.