OU student killed in late night shooting in Norman
NORMAN, Okla. — An OU student was killed in a late night shooting at an apartment complex in Norman.
Around 11 p.m. Sunday, Norman police were called to the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex near southeast 24th and Lindsey Street.
When police arrived, they found 20-year-old Nathaniel Ewing lying in the parking lot with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Police say Ewing succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.
Investigators believe Ewing and another individual were contacted by two black males in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Witnesses told police that the two black males attempted to rob Ewing and the other individual.
During the altercation, the suspects fired two shots.
Ewing was shot once. The other individual ran away from the scene and was not injured.
The suspects then drove away in a light-colored SUV.
Since Ewing does not live at the apartment complex, investigators are working to determine why he was there at the time of the shooting.
Authorities say they have identified a person of interest; however, no arrests have been made at this time.
Police are still investigating what happened.
Today is Ewing’s birthday, according to social media posts.
OU President David Boren released the following statement regarding Ewing’s death:
“We are saddened by the tragic loss of one of our OU family members. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the student’s family and loved ones during this very difficult time. The Norman Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding his passing, and the university has asked to be kept informed.”
Police plan to release more information at a later time.
Norman police are requesting that anyone with information regarding this deadly shooting contact the Norman Investigations Center at (405(366-5235 or Norman Crime Stoppers at (405)366-7867.