An Uber driver and another man both escaped serious injury in a pair of unrelated shootings early Sunday morning, and Tulsa police said one suspect was arrested.
The Uber driver reportedly arrived to pick up clients at a motel near 41st Street South and Memorial Drive about midnight. The men got in his car and told him to drive before other men jumped into the back seat as he pulled away and started fighting with his passengers, according to a news release.
While driving away, the Uber driver reportedly heard a shot and felt a burning pain on the left side of his face. The gunshot traveled through the car and grazed the driver. He was treated and released at the scene, according to a news release.
Officers later found a suspect vehicle in the area of 21st Street South and Mingo Road. Police pulled the car over and arrested a suspect, identified only as an 18-year-old Hispanic man, who was later identified by the victims.
About two hours later, officers responded to Hicks Park in the 3400 block of south Mingo Road to a reported shooting. A victim was reportedly found at the nearby Heatherstone apartment complex in the 3200 block of south Mingo Road who had been shot while in a car in the park.
The victim was reportedly in an altercation with the three suspects, described as 17-year-old mixed-race men, when one of them pulled a handgun and fired into the victim’s car door.
One round went inside the car and grazed the victim in the lower leg, according to a media release. He was treated at the scene and reportedly refused further treatment.