TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Three men pronounced dead after Friday night’s shootings have been identified as Dannaer Fields, 49, Bobby Clark, 54, and William Allen, 31. Two other unidentified victims were left in critical condition. The shooter has been described as a white male, which has community leaders fearing the worst – a racially-motivated hate crime.
If you systematically target black folks and that’s all you shot, and you come to the north side of town and you’re a white male, and we know he was a white male, then what is one left to believe?
~ Rev. Warren Blakney, President – NAACP: Tulsa Chapter
The perpetrator stopped seemingly random African American individuals asking for directions. When they turned to walk away, he opened fire. This happened in four different locations and although the police do not believe any of the victims are connected, the investigation is focused on one shooter in all five instances. Tulsa police chief Chuck Jordan called the senseless violence “vicious and cowardly” and sent a message to the man who murdered three men and wounded two more: “We’re coming for you.”