Mother killed, teens injured in N.E. OKC shooting
OKLAHOMA CITY – A new mother is dead and two teenagers injured after a shooting Wednesday night on the city’s northeast side.
Police responded to a 911 call at the corner of N.E. 18th St. and Kelham Ave. just before 10:30 p.m.
Police found the teens and mother on the porch of a home where one neighbor said they were having a small get-together.
The teenagers,18-year-old Titus Gaddis and 18-year-old Courtney Henson, were treated at the hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
Police have yet to release the identity of the mother but a neighbor said she was in her early twenties.
Neighbor Sharitta Willis said her nephew lives in the house where the shooting happened but that he wasn’t involved with anything that would lead someone to shoot at him.
“My nephew was married, had kids, did what he was supposed to, had his little brothers and little cousins living here taking care of them. He’s actually a good person,” Willis said.
Willis also said the neighborhood is saturated with gang activity.
She and other neighbors were not surprised that there would be a shooting on their street.
“In this neighborhood [shootings happen] all the time, all the time,” Willis said.
Investigators have very little information to go on except that the suspect was a black male.
OKC Police Lt. Arthur Gregory said, “It was someone who just walked up to the house and shot the people.”
Police said none of the young children in the home at the time of the shooting were physically hurt.