71-year-old injured after being caught in the middle of shootout

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Monday was not the day Randy Mengers had planned with his partner, Glenna Mills. The couple was picking up Mills' car at a nearby tire shop, when they drove into a shootout.

“Waiting for the light to change, and hear this volley of gunshots, and looked around and see this individual running across the parking lot of bank,” Mengers said.

Mengers said he heard about 10 gunshots, while he and Mills were waiting at intersection of 122nd and north May Avenue. He noticed the gunfire was coming from the 711, and one of the bullets came flying through Mills' windshield.

“It grazed her above her ear and temple, and of course the glass breakage had cut her cheek,” Mengers said.

Medical officials tell News 4 Mills is in good condition, but now police want the suspects off the streets.

“Not only were these subjects shooting at each other, they were putting the public in danger,” said Sgt. Megan Morgan with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Witnesses told police they saw a group of men exchanging gunfire with another group, while two other suspects were shielding themselves behind a white Cadillac they later got and drove off in.

Police released surveillance pictures of the people they believe were involved.

“We want to get these people off the streets, because they're displaying a total disregard of public safety at that point. They're a threat not only to themselves but to everyone around them,” Morgan said.

In the meantime, Mengers said he's relieved Mills will be okay but he wants the men in jail for the crimes they are accused of.

“Turn yourself in, get rid of your guns. Just too much violence,” he said.

Mengers said Mills will spend Monday night in the hospital just for observations.

Police are asking anyone with information that can help identify the people in the surveillance photos to call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300 or submit a tip online at OKCCrimeTips.com.

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