“I turn my back, and my son was shot,” teenage brawl leads to shooting in metro parking lot

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Authorities say one person is recovering after being shot at an apartment complex on the city's northwest side.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday, officers were called to the Heritage Apartments, near N.W. 10th St. and Rockwell, following a shooting.

When police arrived, they found one man in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Family members have identified the victim as 25 year old Mark Powell.

According to the arrest affidavit, there was a large brawl in the southeast corner of the parking lot.

The victim went to break up the fight and was shot.

Family members were nearby, moments before the shots rang out.

"I just heard Mark Hollering 'stop this, these are kids out here y'all stop," explained the victim's aunt, Doreatha Threats. "Seen a flash, saw him hit the ground, and I went to go get his mother."

"Next thing I know I turn my back, and my son was shot," said Sholanda Powell. "I cried, I broke down, I didn't know what to do."

Sholanda spent much of her Good Friday at a nearby hospital, as Mark's condition slowly improved.

"He's doing ok, he's talking a little bit," said Powell. "For something that he didn't do, just trying to break up a kids fight."

Family members say Mark will be in the hospital for several weeks.

At this time, no suspect information has been released.

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