(Stillwater, Okla.) — Four people were shot in a parking lot area as they were leaving a party attended by 200 to 300 persons about 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the White Barn Estates community club house at 2020 E. Lakeview in Stillwater, according to Police Cpt. Kyle Gibbs.
The wounded included a 16-year-old and a 20-year old, who were treated at the Stillwater Medical Center, and a 19-year-old shot in his chest and hand, who was flown to an Oklahoma City hospital from which he was released Sunday, Gibbs said.
Another victim with a gunshot wound to her buttocks was treated at Norman Regional Hospital, Gibbs said.
“In addition to four victims being struck, a vehicle leaving the scene with two witnesses was struck with five rounds,” Gibbs said.
“The evidence at the scene indicates multiple firearms were involved, which suggests there may have been multiple shooters firing weapons during the incident,” Gibbs said.
“We do not know the exact motive at this time. We know there was a fight in the club house,” that may have stemmed from the alleged theft of some necklaces, Gibbs said.
“As security officers were clearing the club house and shutting the party down after that fight and theft of money from the bar, shooting began in the parking lot. We are not sure if the thefts, fight and shooting are related,” Gibbs said.
“The party was being shut down primarily because someone stole money from the bar and the bar tip jar. There was also a fight that erupted inside the White Barn club house during the party so on-scene security began clearing the building,” Gibbs said.
The security personnel were private contractor security officers, Gibbs said.
No arrests have been made in the shooting, Gibbs said.
“There is no indication this was a gang-related incident,” Gibbs said.
Stillwater police were sent to the White Barn Estates on a report of shots being fired, Gibbs said. Officers with the Payne County Sheriff’s Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol also responded to assist, Gibbs said.
The investigation was continuing in the incident, Gibbs said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Stillwater Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 405-372-4171.