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Shots fired outside Tulsa County Courthouse following preliminary hearing in murder case

Shots fired outside Tulsa County Courthouse following preliminary hearing in murder case
Shots fired outside Tulsa County Courthouse following preliminary hearing in murder case

Tulsa police confirmed that shots were fired in the parking lot of the Tulsa County Courthouse on Wednesday following a preliminary hearing in a murder trial.

Tulsa County police and sheriff’s officers responded to the shooting around 4 p.m. near 6th Street and Denver.

It happened during a hearing related to the New Year’s shooting of a 12-year-old boy in Tulsa, which police said was related to gang violence.

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Captain Richard Meulenberg of the Tulsa Police Department said at the scene that there was no confirmation that anyone had been shot, but the incident was still under investigation.

He said there was an altercation in which at least one person fired shots. Shell casings were found at the scene.

There are currently no suspects in custody and a possible suspect vehicle has been identified but has not yet been released.

Captain Meulenberg said the hearing related to the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in January.

“This is a very lively scene,” said Captain Meulenberg. “When a 12-year-old loses his life, the emotions are high.”

A team at News On 6 is following the story. Stay tuned for updates.

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