Child and three others injured in drive-by shooting, 2 arrested

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Two arrests have been made after a shooting at a birthday party in Oklahoma City.

The shooting happened just before midnight in the 500 block of S.E. 69th St., across the street from Rutherford B. Hayes Elementary.

Police say there were several people in the front yard for the celebration when someone drove by and started shooting.

Neighbors say it sounded like fireworks, so they called 911.

Party decorations still hang from the house, not far from bloodstains where victims were shot.

"It appears at this time as though it's been gang-related. They started firing when there were lots of people here, that's why we have so many injuries," Lt. Alan Burgett said.

Four people were shot, including a 70-year-old woman, a 20-year-old man, a 19-year-old man, and a 5-year-old boy.

Neighbors were afraid to go on camera because the shooting appears to be gang-related, but they said the crime scene was chaos Saturday night. No one was home when News Channel 4 reporters stopped by Sunday afternoon.

Police say the victims are still in the hospital, but they are in stable condition.

The gang unit made two arrests Sunday. Donald Joe Walters, 23, and Patrick Solis, 27, were arrested.

Authorities recovered one firearm, according to Oklahoma City officials.

Anyone with information on the crime should call Crime Stoppers at 405-366-7867.

 

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