A shootout on the Oakley Plaza in front of the Tulsa County Court House leaves for people injured, including a Tulsa County Sheriff’s Deputy. The shooting took place about 2:40 this afternoon. People rushed for cover from the busy court house plaza as the bullets were flying.
Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley says it is still not clear what lead up to the ordeal. Three men and one woman were injured. Initially, EMSA reported two men and two women were injured, but spokesman Chris Stevens later corrected that statement. “Original reports were that a female was treated and transported to Saint Francis Hospital in fair condition. Those reports are inaccurate. The patient was indeed a male, still listed in fair condition. Sorry for any confusion this might have caused.”
Also shot was the gunman. He was critically injured when Sheriff’s Deputies returned fire. He was rushed to the St-John Medical Center.
A Tulsa County Deputy was shot in the hand. He too was taken to St-John and is in serious condition.
A woman was also injured at the scene but did not want to go to the hospital.
The incident closed the Tulsa County Court House for about a half hour. “The north entrance to the Tulsa County Courthouse Complex was closed as it was involved with the crime scene handled by the Tulsa Police Department,” said Michael Willis, spokesman for Tulsa County. “We plan to have all entrances open and available to the public tomorrow morning.”