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Neighbors step up security after shooting


OKLAHOMA CITY — Two shooters are still on the loose after a robbery near W. Hefner Rd. and N. Western Ave.

Police said the victim was shot several times on the 1200 block of N.W. 103rd St.

He survived but neighbors said they are stepping up security after the potentially deadly situation.

A police helicopter buzzing overhead and emergency lights surrounding the home alerted Johnny Bruner to a shooting just down the street.

“I said, ‘Oh my God,’ and I heard that all night long,” Bruner said.

Two masked robbers approached his neighbors in their yard.

Police said the men demanded items.

When the victims didn’t hand over anything, the attackers shot.

One man was hit multiple times and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“It’s time to be more vigilant because that shouldn’t have happened,” Bruner said.

Monday night alone, Oklahoma City Police investigated more than a dozen of these violent crimes like home invasions and armed robberies.

Police said, if a robber approaches you, give them what they want to avoid getting hurt.

When it comes to securing your home, John Davis has helped hundreds of people who have experienced intrusions.

“Every week we have people who come in and say, ‘Hey, somebody broke into my house,'” Davis said.

Davis said it’s possible to harden the target.

Installing three-inch screws into your door’s lock plate will make the door harder to kick open.

Also, get a peep-hole, and don’t answer if you don’t know the person on the other side.

“It’s being prepared before a thief comes,” Davis said.

Now Bruner is preparing his home.

“As a matter of fact, I’m going to get me some cameras today for that occasion because we’re not used to this in this neighborhood,” Bruner said.

Thinking back to the shooting next door, he hopes fellow neighbors keep watch.

Police still don’t have any suspects in Tuesday morning’s shooting.

If you have any information, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.