Two arrests over Tulsa shootings

Police have arrested two men for their involvement in the recent shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that left three people dead and two others critically wounded.

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Police spokesman say they will not label Tulsa shootings as 'racist hate crime'

Tulsa police spokesman Jason Willingham said police were not prepared to label the shootings 'racially motivated hate crimes', after the arrest of Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, on murder charges.

At this point we don't have a motive. Obviously there's still a lot of investigation to do. Hopefully in the coming days we'll be more clear on what exactly the reason was. It's been a long 48 hours but we're glad we were able to get them into custody. It's been an all hands on deck type situation to get these guys in custody.

– Jason Willingham, Spokesman, Tulsa Police Department

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Police hunt for Tulsa gunman

Police in Tulsa are being assisted by the FBI and US Marshals Service Credit: Reuters

Police are searching for a gunman after five people were shot in a black neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday.

Residents are said to be on edge after the shooting spree that left three dead, sparking an intensive manhunt.

Three men and one woman were shot within a mile of each other in north Tulsa at around 1 a.m. on Friday morning, police said.

Evidence at the scene in Tulsa Credit: Reuters

The body of a fifth victim, 31-year-old William Allen, was discovered outside a nearby funeral home in the predominantly black part of the city after 8 a.m. on Friday. Police said he was likely shot at about the same time as the others.

Police described the suspect as a white man driving a white pickup truck.

Though all five of the victims were black, Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said it was too early to know whether the shootings were racially motivated.

Police still hunting Tulsa shooter

Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma are still seeking a gunman after 5 people were shot in the town - leaving 2 dead.

Police described the suspect as a white man driving a white pickup truck.

Although all 5 of the victims were black, Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said it was too early to know if the shootings were racially motivated, he said no racial slurs were heard during the attacks:

The whole race issue, the hate crime issue, there's a very logical theory that would say that's what it could be, but I'm a police officer, I've got to go by the evidence.

Its just not time for us to say that. Right now I'm worried about more of my citizens being murdered.

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