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Skyler Buckner a 26-year-old man is in custody after one person was killed and seven were injured in a shooting Saturday night at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, where witnesses described desperate people who They ran for cover amid gunfire.
OSBI said those shot early Sunday at the Memorial Day event in Taft, located about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa, ranged in age from 9 to 56. OSBI said a 39-year-old woman died.
The agency says the injuries to those injured were not considered life-threatening.
Witnesses said an argument preceded the shooting shortly after midnight, the agency said.
“We heard a lot of gunshots and at first we thought it was firecrackers,” said Sylvia Wilson, owner of Taft’s Boots Café, which was open at the time to cater to a rush of visitors from the small town for the gathering.
‘Then people start running and ducking. And we were yelling at everyone… “Get down! Get down!” Wilson told The Associated Press by phone from the cafe Sunday morning.
About 1,500 people attended the event in Taft, which typically has a population of a few hundred people (125), according to the 2020 U.S. Census. Members of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office attended and immediately they began to provide aid, OSBI said.
“Bullets were literally flying everywhere,” Jasmayne Hill, who worked at a food truck during the event, told Tulsa World.
Some witnesses took cover by seeking cover near or behind food trucks that were also at the festival.
Hill said she and Tiffany Walton, the owner of the food truck, dropped to the floor of the truck to avoid the bullets.
“We think we’re safe and bullets are like going through the bottom of a food truck,” Hill said. They didn’t hit us, thank God.
Neicy Bates and her husband were operating another food truck when the shots rang out.
She told Tulsa World that most people “just hit the ground trying to get out of the way.”
‘People were just screaming. Some tried to escape. There were cars coming out, trying not to hit each other,” she said.
Walton, who lives in Taft, said for decades the city has held a multi-day festival over Memorial Day weekend.
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An arrest warrant was issued for Skyler Buckner and she was turned over to the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office Sunday afternoon, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. OSBI said those who were shot at the Memorial Day event in Taft, located about 45 miles southeast of Tulsa, were between the ages of nine and 56.
A 39-year-old woman was killed, OSBI said. The injuries of the injured were considered non-fatal.
OSBI had previously said that two minors were injured in the shooting, but said Sunday afternoon that only one minor was injured.
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said on Twitter that he was grateful for the OSBI’s ‘swift response to assist local police.’
Wilson estimated her café is about 100 feet from where the shooting broke out. She said law enforcement had been on the scene to help with security earlier and that officers reacted quickly to the shooting.
‘We are upset,’ Wilson said, adding: ‘But everything is getting back to normal… The danger has passed.’
Buckner was being held Sunday in Muskogee County jail. Jail records did not have an attorney listed for him
- Skyler Buckner, 26, turned himself in on Sunday after the shooting on Saturday
- A 39-year-old woman was killed in the shooting
- The seven injured victims from the shooting in Taft range in age from nine to 56
- Witnesses in the area claim the gunfire after an argument just after midnight
- About 1,500 people went to the event in the town, which is home to 125 people
- Food trucks from the festival were also damaged by several rounds of bullets