‘Street Outlaws’ body shop shot up

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Oklahoma City police are investigating after a local auto shop is shot up.

It isn’t just any body shop, but one that’s quite famous.

Midwest Street Cars Automotive has been made famous by the Discovery Channel reality show, Street Outlaws.

The show revolves around the world of Oklahoma City street racing.

They’re currently filming their seventh season.

But, Monday night’s events were definitely not scripted.

“It’s a scary deal for sure," said Danny Parker or 'Phantom' on the show. "I just wish we knew the motive that was behind this.”

Around 9, someone unloaded 11 bullets into the shop offices on south Council.

“We get the random hater, whatever you want to call them that wants to send us bad messages or whatever," Parker said. " We’ve never had anyone threaten our lives or anything like that."

And, Parker said whoever did this went from the shop to Shawn Ellington’s house.

Ellington is one of the stars of the show.

Surveillance video at his house shows someone walking across his driveway.

“Threw his shirt up over his head, and that’s about the time that Shawn walked out, and he took off across the woods,” Parker said.

No one was inside the building at the time, but Parker said it’s not unusual for someone to be there that late.

The bullets left scars in the walls and damaged some merchandise and computer screens.

Parker does not think this is the work of a sore street racing loser.

“We take it seriously, but it’s more of a pride deal not anything you would ever want to put somebody’s life in jeopardy over,” Parker said.

The glass and other mess can be cleaned up.

Their sense of security will be a little more difficult to put back together.

Oklahoma City police were able to retrieve some slugs and shell casings from the scene.

Midwest Street Cars is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with information on who might have done this.

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