• Deputies stop potential shooting plot at Tulsa State Fair

    By: Sara Whaley

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    TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa County deputies said they stopped a potential shooting plot at the Tulsa State Fair.

    Investigators said the rumor on social media was that a group of teens ages 13-17 were going to come to the fair armed to "settle the score" with another group.

    Deputies said social media, concerned parents and Crime Stoppers tips helped them identify the potential five suspects.

    When that group reportedly tried to come to the fair Thursday night, deputies were waiting and didn't let them past the gate.

    Deputies said none of the suspects had weapons on them, but they did confiscate a weapon on the midway that was allegedly "part of the plan."

    According to officials, they learned from suspects that the plan involved someone else bringing a gun into the fair and planting it on the midway to be used by the suspects.

    Deputies said the investigation led them to a certain ticket booth where they found a gun hidden underneath.

    A 16-year-old suspect was arrested. The four others were questioned and released to their parents.


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