8 hurt in Oklahoma City shooting after NBA playoff

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 5:35 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 22 at 5:35 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- At least eight people were injured when an argument escalated to gunfire in Oklahoma City, just blocks from Chesapeake Energy Arena, after the NBA playoff game between the Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers, city police said Tuesday.

Capt. Dexter Nelson said a scuffle erupted Monday night in a crowd of people walking toward the Bricktown district, a popular nightlife area, and that it quickly turned ugly.

"Some girls got into it with a group of guys, and the guys opened fire on the women," Nelson said.

He said the shooting occurred at 11:35 p.m. Police know of at least eight people wounded in the incident, but Nelson did not have information on their ages or genders. He said one victim was in critical condition but that the others did not have life-threatening injuries.

Nelson said no one has been arrested in the shooting, but that police detained and questioned the occupants of one vehicle that they stopped nearby. Nelson said the investigation was ongoing.
 

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