TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Police Department (TPD) said one person is dead following a shooting at McLain High School Friday night.
Just before 10:00 p.m., TPD officers responded to McLain High School near 49th and N Peoria Ave for reports of a shooting.
When TPD officers arrived, they found two victims amongst the crowd of hundreds. One 17-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Another 17-year-old was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but police said he has improved and is stable at this time.
Police said dozens of officers came to the area to assist with crowd control and the search for the shooter. TPD’s K9 Unit and several other officers searched nearby neighborhoods as investigators believe the suspect took off on foot.
“Unfortunately, the trail went cold,” TPD said in a statement.
Police said at this time, the suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and the only description police have is another 17-year-old boy.
Homicide detectives are currently working on this case.
“We hope that of the hundreds of people here, some will come forward and help with this investigation,” TPD said in their statement.
Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist said they are working with the police department.
“We are heartbroken that - after tonight’s homecoming game - our community experienced a senseless act of gun violence,” Gist said. We are working closely with the Tulsa Police Department to assist in their investigation of tonight’s tragic events. Right now, our focus is on supporting the students, team members, and families at McLain. I ask that you join me in lifting up the school community and keeping them in your prayers.”
If you have any information, police ask that you call their non-emergency line at (918)-596-9222.
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