|Updated: 6/11/2012 10:00 am
||Published: 6/09/2012 5:38 pm
A 19 year-old is in the hospital after a shooting in North Tulsa.
Police say two groups of teenagers were shooting at each other and one person got hit. It happened around the 49OO block of North Boston Place at 2 pm Saturday.
Police aren’t sure what started it. Neighbors told officers a large group of teenagers were in the front yard fighting. Eventually, some of them took out guns and started shooting. As far as police know, only one of those teenagers got hit, but neighbors are worried about they might be next.
Keith Wilson said, “you have little kids out here playing basketball or football in the streets and these boys don't care about shooting. They are going to hit one of these kids.”
As a high school football coach, Wilson knows many of the teenagers that live in his neighborhood.
He said, “We have more death in this neighborhood than anything. It's getting sickening."
As soon as he heard there was a shooting involving teens, he rushed over to see if it was anyone he knew.
"My son was going to work and told me they had one of my football players house blocked off to make sure it wasn't him and it wasn't," he explained.
Neighbors tell officers the teens were outside fighting and then pulled out guns. Some bullets hit a home and the people inside fired back.
Police found a 19-year old a block and half away from the home on North Boston Place. He was in a backyard laying down bleeding. Officers believe he walked there, trying to get away after the shooting.
Crime scene tape blocked off the streets, as police searched yards and inside houses for anyone else that might have been hit or involved. Investigators didn't find any of the teens, but a K-9 officer did sniff out at least one of the guns used. Many neighbors stood outside and watched.
One neighbor said, "It’s just how the neighborhood is. It's been like this, it's crazy.”
Wilson said he’s tired of hearing gun shots everyday.
"It’s an ongoing thing,” he explained. ”Until we as residents in this neighborhood stand up and do something, it's going to continue."
The teen who was hit is in the hospital in serious condition. Detectives aren't sure exactly how he was involved in this, whether he's one of the shooters or just got caught in the middle of it.
No arrests have been made and police don't have any suspects. Police are asking for anyone with information to call crime stoppers at (918) 596-COPS.