NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities in Norman are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred near the OU campus.
Around 11:30 a.m. on April 9, officers with the Norman Police Department were called to a reported shooting near Lindsey St. and Elm Ave.
Investigators say a 36-year-old man approached a vehicle that was stopped at a red light.
The driver of the vehicle, a 33-year-old man, said that the man approached the vehicle and some type of disturbance occurred.
“It was during that disturbance that shots were fired,” said Sarah Jensen, with Norman’s Police Department. “We’re still working to determine exactly what occurred.”
It’s also not clear why the man approached the car or if he had a weapon.
Witnesses attempted to render aid to the 36-year-old, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Authorities say a juvenile was also inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting. Neither the juvenile, nor the driver of the car were injured.
The University sent KFOR the following statement:
The university is committed to the safety, security and well-being of our students and the entire OU community. As university officers are on duty 24 hours a day, the OU Police Department will continue to actively patrol all university facilities and grounds. In addition, OUPD routinely provides educational information to members of the university community regarding crime risks and prevention. Information on crime prevention programs offered by OUPD can be found at ou.edu/police/crime/crime-prevention-programs. OUPD encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to report it by calling (405) 325-1717 or 911 for emergencies.Mackenzie Scheer, Director of Media Relations
Norman police say once their investigation wraps up, they will turn things over to the district attorney to decide if charges should be filed.