Teen shot on the way to school listed in critical condition
OKLAHOMA CITY — What appears to be a wild crime spree in Oklahoma City Tuesday morning ended with a teenager shot in the chest and fighting for his life.
Within a four-hour period early Tuesday morning officers raced to three different locations where someone had either been shot or shot at.
At 122nd St. and MacArthur two armed men shot at a woman.
The bullets missed and shattered her car window.
Half an hour later at 122nd St. and Council Rd. two men abducted a different woman and ended up shooting her.
She was later found bloodied and screaming along the Kilpatrick Turnpike.
Then, just before 6 a.m. two high school students were walking to the bus near 16th St. and Meridian Ave. when they were confronted by two armed men.
One of those students was beaten, the other was shot.
While police try to figure out whether those crimes are connected, we’re learning more about the youngest victim.
Bronson Quickle is 17 years old and in critical condition.
He is not able to speak but is alert and interacting with visitors.
His mother, Tami Jackson, said, “He’s your everyday kid. He doesn’t cause trouble. He’s good at school. Good grades. Typical teenager. It’s pretty unbelievable, but at the same time, this society we live in makes it believable. You got anger, frustration, sadness. They are all running through you at the same time.”
Quickle’s friend told police two men approached them on their way to the bus stop asking for belongings and money.
When the teens told them they didn’t have anything to give, they beat the friend and shot Quickle in the chest.
Jackson said, “I was at home two blocks down the street. His friend comes running back to the house, says Bronson’s been shot.”
His mother calls the shooter a sick individual.
Quickle’s father, Russell Quickles can’t seem to comprehend the news.
If his son lives, he may never walk again.
He said, “It makes me want to break down any time I think about it.”
Bronson has already had a lot of support from teachers, friends and family visiting him in the hospital.
His stepfather, Shawn Jackson said, “That’s all we can ask for and be thankful for and hope for the best. He’s got to fight a battle now and all we can do is hope he wins.”
The teen’s mother adds, “He’s stubborn. He’s going to walk again. They tell me he’s not, but it’s my kid. He’s gonna.”
Tami Jackson said, in a way, she hopes it turns out all three of the violent crimes Tuesday morning are connected.
That way it may be easier to find the two men who hurt her son.