One Dead After Gang Related Shooting at Crossroads Mall.
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Oklahoma City Mall Scene Of Gang Related Shooting.
When I was a boy Crossroads Mall was one of my favorite places to go. Now in my opinion, it is a gang invested ghetto and a hangout for teenagers.
The last time I took my family to Crossroads Mall we did not stay long. It did not take me very long to decide that it was a bad place to bring your family. Crossroads Mall as gone downhill fast and last night the slide continued with a gang related shooting, ending in one gang member shot and one gang member dead.
Sheriff John Whetsel of the Oklahoma Police Department said, "authorities did not find any gang involvement during their preliminary investigation." Well they must be horrible investigators, because I am sitting in my living room and I have found stories from numerous witnesses that say it was gang related.
Here is a transcript from a video at NewsOK.com:
Report #1 (Scott Coppenbarger): Crossroads Mall is closed but, Police and Sheriff’s Deputies are still working there tonight. We know one person is dead and another is in the hospital after shots were fired inside the mall just before 7 o’clock. News 9 was the first to tell you about it and Rosa Flores continues our coverage. RosaAnother witness of the non-gang related gang shooting:
Ladra Morton, 13, was among those outside the mall at 7000 Crossroads Blvd. He said he was shopping with friends when he heard three gunshots.
Sounds like a cover-up to me. If the Police Department can avoid calling this a gang related shooting they can continue to pretend that this was just an isolated incident, nothing to see here. God forbid the Oklahoma City Police Department admits that there is a gang problem at an Oklahoma City area mall, then they would actually have to do something about it. Also notice there is no mention of the race of the two teenagers involved in the shooting. You can be sure that if they were white teenagers it would have been in the headline of the stories.
Update: More Okie's give their input about the shooting and the future of Crossroads Mall: Dusbury call's it Darth Mall and this guy calls it Gangbanger Central.
Update #2: Dr. Rusty Shackleford from The Jawa Report links with Morning Links: George Galloway is a Traitor Edition
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