Two fatally shot at Tulsa Best Buy store
Jul 14, 2012 (Menafn - Tulsa World - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Two men were fatally shot at a Tulsa Best Buy store Saturday afternoon.
One man was outside the store, located at 5520 E. Skelly Drive, near the front entrance and the other was inside when the shooter opened fire, shattering one of the store's glass doors, around 2 p.m., Tulsa police said.
The victim struck outside the store was shot in the back after the shooter approached him on foot from between some cars in the parking lot. He is believed to be the intended target but police are unsure why, they said. He was in his early 30s.
"In my opinion, there's going to be a relationship between somebody in this group," said Sgt. Dave Walker. "... Ordinarily you wouldn't see, for no reason, somebody walk up to somebody going into a business and shoot them."
Police said five shots were fired, including an errant bullet that went through the sliding glass door and struck the other man, who was in his mid to late 40s, inside the store.
Medics transported both men to St. Francis Hospital. Police said the victims did not know each other and are waiting to release their names until their families have been contacted.
The shooter is described as a black man who is 5 feet 8 inches tall and around 150 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt with black print on it. Police believe he fled the scene on foot.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.
Joshua and Michelle Davis of Tulsa had just arrived at the store when shots rang out. Joshua Davis was near the back of the store and Michelle Davis was waiting outside in their car when Joshua Davis said he heard loud noises, which he assumed were the sound of shelves falling.
Then "everything went quiet for a moment," and people began running toward the back of the store, he said.
His first thought was of his wife and her safety. She was in the car thinking with the same concerns for him.
They both saw the younger victim surrounded by medics outside.
"I was just praying for the family and thanking God (I was OK)," Joshua Davis said. He said he never thought anything would happen so close to him.
"Anything could happen anywhere," he said.
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