|Updated: 4/09/2012 10:32 am
||Published: 4/08/2012 10:22 pm
The recent shootings in North Tulsa left several families shattered and wondering why this happened.
One of the victims, 54-year-old Bobby Clark was found lying in the street in the 300 block of West 63rd Street North on Good Friday. His family spoke to FOX23 exclusively about his life and death.
"Didn't they know that somebody cared about him? We cared a lot about him and we're hurting,” says Bobby’s sister-in-law Tonya Clardy.
Still trying to make sense of it all, Clardy can only hang onto memories of her brother-in-law. She says she spoke to him just hours before he was shot and killed.
"When they told us he had been shot, that caught us completely off guard because who would want to shoot Bobby? Bobby never did anything to anybody,” says Clardy.
As the family sifts through pictures desperate for a glimpse of Bobby’s smiling face, they are left to console each other and to pick up the pieces of their broken hearts.
"I just hope race wasn't a problem because we didn't know them and they didn't know us, but you can't help but think it was a race thing,” says Bobby’s brother Bruce.
A senseless shooting spree that took the lives of three people and injured two and left a community on edge, with many question still un-answered.
“Bobby was a real kind person and he didn't ever do anything to anybody. Everybody likes him and so it was hard to believe that something like that could have happened,” says his brother Donnie.
Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan refused to call the shooting spree a hate crime. However he does agree the shootings could have been racially motivated.
“I feel sorry for their family and them too. It's just unbelievable that people still carry on like that today,” says Bruce.
"We're hurting bad because he was loved, and he's missed and it's destroying our family,” says Clardy.
The family tells FOX23 they do not have the money for a funeral and therefore a fund is being set up at the Bank of Oklahoma on 15th and Yale. If you would like to donate, the fund is under the name Bobby Clark.