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Police confirm one death in football game shooting

Choctaw police confirmed that a 16-year-old male died after a shooting Friday night during a football game between Del City and Choctaw. Photo by Jeff Harrison

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

Police confirmed that one person died after a shooting at a Choctaw High School football game.

The shooting happened about 10:10 p.m. during the third quarter of a football game between Del City and Choctaw. Multiple shots were fired near the visitor seating area. Police believe an argument between two males led to the shooting.

Choctaw Police Chief Kelly Marshall provided updates in a press release issued this morning.

A 16-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the groin and died from the injury. Police said he was not a student of Del City or Choctaw high school.

A 42-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to OU Medical Center. He is in the ICU in stable condition, police said.

A young female was shot in the thigh and was treated and released, according to police.

Two other females, believed to be students, were injured trying to leave the area. They sustained broken wrists and a broken leg.

The school employs five Choctaw police officers for each football game. Two other Choctaw police officers were also on scene at the time, as well as two Del City police officers.

Two Choctaw police officers, including one who is a trained EMT, responded to the 16-year-old and began life saving efforts.

A Del City police officer fired shots during the incident. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department is leading the investigation into the officer involved shooting.

Choctaw School Superintendent David Reid, and safety coordinator Steve Keiffer, and his brother who is a trauma surgeon began life saving efforts on the 42-year-old who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police have not identified any of the victims.

Choctaw police are investigating the homicide with assistance from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office and Del City investigators.

Police are looking for a tall black male wearing red sweatpants, who is called a person of interest.

Two guns and eight rounds were recovered at the scene.

The Uvalde Foundation for Kids, a national nonprofit organization, is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who fired shots at the game.

Another gun-related incident happened Friday night during a Tulsa Booker T. Washington football game, according to the Tulsa Word. The Tulsa Police Department confirmed that a Hispanic teenage male wearing an oversized white shirt and baggy khaki pants brandished a tan pistol in front of a crowd of students, causing a brief stampede as attendees attempted to get away.

As attendees were running from the gun, the suspect fled on foot and climbed the fence into the nearby Towne Square Apartment complex. During the chase, the suspect dropped the pistol and it was recovered by police, the World reported.


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