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7:01 am
Mon October 14, 2013

2 in Custody for Shooting of 5 at Tulsa Hmong Celebration

Boomnlee and Meng Lee are cousins.
Boomnlee and Meng Lee are cousins.
Credit Tulsa County Jail Booking photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two men are in custody and facing multiple charges in the shooting of five people at a Hmong New Year's festival in Tulsa.

Authorities on Sunday were holding 21-year-old Boonmlee Lee and 19-year-old Meng Lee, both of Tulsa. Each faces five counts of shooting with intent to kill plus firearms charges.

Tulsa police spokesman Capt. Steve Odom says a gun was recovered but that it will have to be tested to see if it is linked to the Saturday night shooting. Odom says the alleged shooters and the victims were all Hmong and that there was "probably a relationship" between the men charged and the victims.

Witnesses said at least 200 people were at the celebration.

Names of the victims, who police say are all hospitalized, weren't released.