A deadly night in Tulsa that police are calling unprecedented crimes. Five people shot, three have died and all in seven hours and within the same area of North Tulsa.
"There is no way we can link these crimes together, but in Tulsa we don't have three dead bodies in one day spread out like we have here, one general geographic area. But yet, far enough apart where obviously someone is mobile,” said TPD Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker.
Police say Dannaer Fields, 49, was shot and killed around 1:00 am in the 1000 block of east 51st Place North. Police say Bobby Clark, 54, was found lying in the street, in the 300 block of west 63rd Street north. He had also been shot and later died at the hospital.
Police also identified a man found shot to death in the parking lot of Jack’s Memory Chapel, at 36th St. North and Hartford round 8:30 Friday morning as William Allen, 31.
Police are also investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of east 51st Place north that injured two men around one in the morning.
"It's unprecedented and as you can see from the response, it's unprecedented and that is what we are doing,” said Walker.
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Police are concentrating on finding a white pick up truck driven by a white male in the area at the time of the shootings. Despite people in North Tulsa questioning if these crimes are racially motivated, detectives say there is no evidence that points to that.
Officers are warning neighbors especially, pedestrians in the crime areas not to stop for anyone they don’t know who is asking them questions.
Police do not know if there is one shooter, but said in one of the cases the shooter put on a ruse and acted like they were looking for a house.
"It's scary something needs to be done about it,” said a neighbor in one of the crime areas. "I haven't seen anything rough in the area. I was surprised to see that."
Sergeant Walker said Fields did not live in the area she was shot, Clark did live in the area and Allen didn’t live far from where he was shot.
"We are looking at that as some sort of spree going on,” said Walker.
However, police are not ready to connect the crimes.
“In Tulsa we don't have three dead bodies in one day spread out like we have here, one general geographic area but yet far enough apart where obviously someone is mobile,” said Walker.
The funeral director at Jack’s Memory Chapel is a Vietnam veteran and is shocked this has happened, especially on his doorstep.
"I consider it a warzone,” said George Riley. “I don't want to say it's scary but it can be scary."
Homicide detectives say in all three homicides the victims were walking alone.
As night falls, officers warn to stay inside.
"You just have to be very cautious maybe not afraid but cautious,” said Riley.
Police are operating on 'full throttle mode' and are reviewing unsolved shootings for possible connections and 911 calls around the time of the shootings.
"I think you need to be aware. As far as being afraid in your homes? No. Boy, at night I would be aware of what's going on, said Walker.
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