|Updated: 4/07/2012 2:32 pm
||Published: 4/06/2012 11:08 pm
With many people in North Tulsa upset and frightened about five shootings in a span seven hours. The NAACP is calling for action to be taken.
Tulsa police say three people in died in the shooting.
"I don't want a race riot. I just want this person caught," said Councilman Jack Henderson.
He and members of the NAACP called a late meeting to let the community know they are seeking justice.
"We're very concerned about targeting black people to shoot," said Dr. Warren Blakney, President of the NAACP Tulsa Branch.
They also want the gunman prosecuted for a hate crime.
"Every person, child was African American, said Blakney. “We feel he's targeting African Americans in this part of town."
Venecia Williams is a mother and grandmother and is also fearful and anxious because she doesn't know what could happen next.
"That many shootings in one night,” said Williams. “It's quite a concern."
It was the same concern for the leaders.
"It could very well be sometime tonight or tomorrow that he could kill some more folks," Blakney told FOX23.
Tulsa police told Henderson and the NAACP that officers are working around the clock to arrest the suspect.
Henderson and Blakney encouraged residents to stay calm and stay away from anyone they don't know.
Ray Owens, a pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church will be speaking with his congregation about the shootings Sunday.
"I actually got a call from a friend who's with the police department who said listen, “I think it's important community leaders use their spree of influence to warn citizens,” said Owens.
He wants his congregation to be aware and alert of what’s going on.
"I don't want to over exaggerate the potential racial implications but I don't want to ignore that either," Owens FOX23.
The two people who survived the shootings are still in the hospital.
Their names have not been released.