Two held for Oklahoma shooting spree

2012-04-08 22:26

Washington - Police early on Sunday arrested two suspects whom they believe are responsible for a shooting spree that claimed three lives and injured two people in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

A police department official told AFP that the suspects taken into custody in a neighbourhood just north of Tulsa were identified as Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32.

Court records showed that the two men have been charged with three counts each of first degree murder, along with weapons charges.

At least two other victims were injured in the apparently random shootings on Friday that took place in a predominantly African American section of Tulsa.

Officials have said they are investigating whether the incidents were a hate crime, since both of the suspects are white and the victims black.

  • sbo.ncwane - 2012-04-08 23:44

    Great work from authorities and all those who made it possible for these ruthless and barbaric scumbags to be brought to book, hope its will serve as a lesson to others who think they can pull dumb stunts just like that, RIP to the victims and speedy recovery to surviver of this cowardly act.

      Don - 2012-04-09 03:47

      You're a bit quick to judge, aren't you? This is probably yet ANOTHER drug deal of some sort gone wrong. But naturally, we'll see all the race whores come out the wood work finding some sort of imaginary ingrained white racism at fault.

      Muhammed - 2012-04-09 05:45

      Does everything really need to be racialized? A criminal does not belong to any particular race, religion nor gender.

      clivecorbz - 2012-04-09 07:58

      Don, I don't think they went around and randomly messed up multiple drug deals. If they messed up one, they would have gapped it. These guys were staying in the area, attacking numerous people.

      Eric - 2012-04-09 10:08

      If it's white on black, it must surely be "racially motivated", because blacks cannot be racists, right? Mmm...

  • Jerzy - 2012-04-09 07:42

    Another sad day in caucasian history. This must come as a real shocker to news24 white readers who seem to think that most, if not all crimes around the world are committed by people other than whites. Reality check, there are inherently evil amongst all races, and no race nor religion has a monopoly on crime or hate.

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