A shooting at the
Pulse Nightclub Club Z on Shawnee Bypass has “multiple” victims, according to an emergency worker.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is “out of units” to send to the scene, Muskogee Police and Sheriff’s officers are all at the scene and Fort Gibson and Haskell Police are also coming to work the scene.
Bystanders at the scene have said the shooting is a drive-by.
There are at least two victims, according to emergency workers.
More details as we get them.
One worker is saying there is more shooting over on 18th Street, possibly related.
UPDATE 1:09 am: The hospital is now on lockdown, the worker is reporting. Multiple law enforcement officials have confirmed the details reported so far.
UPDATE 1:52 am: The club was mostly filled with college students celebrating Bacone’s homecoming, said student Brianna Hernandez, 19, of El Paso, Texas.
“We all knew there was supposed to be a fight, but this wasn’t supposed to happen,” she said. Her friend, Tatianna Velazquez, 19, of Amarillo recounted the panic that ensued.
“At first, I heard gunshots but I thought they were part of the music,” she said. “But then everyone hit the floor and started trying to get out. My arm was trapped behind me. I saw girls being stepped on. We just jumped into the first car we saw with like twelve other girls in it.”
She said some of the shooting was outside the club, some was inside.
Bacone campus police shut down the college’s campus as a precaution, according to Lt. Roger Posey, who was meeting incoming traffic at the campus’s southwest entrance.
So far, it is believed two people were shot and one possibly stabbed.
UPDATE Oct. 30, 1:45 pm: Bacone spokeswoman Wendy Burton just released the following statement:
Bacone College was made aware in the early morning hours of a shooting at a local venue a few miles from campus.
Because local law enforcement notified our campus police that there was a student presence at the event, we instituted a campus lockdown immediately.
We understand that it has been reported that one of our students hosted a non- sanctioned event off campus. We have not confirmed that information.
At this time, we can only confirm that one of our students was injured, and that it was a non-life threatening injury.
We can also confirm that the suspect Muskogee police are seeking is not, nor ever has been, enrolled at Bacone. However, we cannot release any names.
Police officer Lincoln Anderson has confirmed that all three victims were females, two shot and one stabbed.
UPDATE: The club’s name is Club Z, but it is still called Club Pulse by many. It is only open for private parties when someone rents it out. According to numerous witnesses, the club is not staffed during those occasions and liquor law compliance is left up to the renters, meaning there may not be proper checks in place for serving alcohol to minors. We are checking on this.
Police have released the names of the girls who were injured: Mikayla Cooper, Laylani Allen and Velma Anderson.