Tulsa equality center hit by shooter with BB gun

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Someone reportedly vandalized a Tulsa equality center.
  • Video appears to show a white, four-door pickup.
  • Someone reportedly yelled inside the center's door Monday afternoon that he wished those inside were dead.
  • An investigation is underway.

Police are investigating after someone reportedly vandalized Tulsa's own Dennis R. Neill Equality center Monday morning.

Toby Jenkins, executive director at the center, says he arrived around 8 a.m. Monday to find a window and door riddled with holes.


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He says the damage is likely due to a BB gun.

Video footage appears to show a white, four-door pickup pull up around 12:30 a.m. before someone vandalized the center

WATCH: The equality center released the surveillance video

The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in Tulsa Oklahoma was vandalized at 12:22 am Monday, March 6, 2017. An individual driving a white four door pickup pulled up in front of the center and shot the windows and entry door 13 times. Geoffrey Brewster, board president issues this statement on behalf of Oklahomans for Equality “I am sickened, yet not surprised, by the bullet holes that now riddle the front of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. They are the latest reminder of the deep-seated hatred some individuals have towards the LGBTQ community. Oklahomans for Equality condemns every act of hatred and violence perpetrated against any individual or group based upon difference. We are keenly aware after an event such as this, or the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, FL, that sexual orientation and gender identity are not protected classes in current hate crime legislation. Even though hatred of difference is the motivation for such acts, our community is not equally protected under the law. This must change, and we call on our community and our allies to demand it.” –Geoffrey Brewster, Board President, Oklahomans for Equality

Posted by Dennis R Neill Equality Center on Monday, March 6, 2017
Three neighbors were also affected.

Because the center has protective glass, the windows stayed in place.

Jenkins says the property in downtown Tulsa had never before been vandalized in their 12 years there.

He says that someone yelled inside the center's door Monday afternoon saying he wished those inside were dead.

Jenkins says people at the center are shocked, and he is working to make sure volunteers and staff feel safe.