Officials: Three Hospitalized After Shooting Outside Oklahoma Courthouse
Three people, including a deputy, were injured Wednesday afternoon after a man exchanged gunfire with officers on a plaza outside the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, Courthouse, officials said.
The gunman, the deputy and a bystander were hospitalized, said Sgt. Shannon Clark of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident began when gunman, identified as Andrew Joseph Dennehy, 23, discharged a handgun into the air around 2:39 p.m. (3:39 p.m. ET), officials said.
Responding deputies confronted him, and he began shooting, Clark said. Officers returned fire.
The deputy suffered non-life-threatening, but serious, injuries to his hands. A woman was in fair condition, officials said.
A law enforcement official told CNN the suspect was shot in the head and was in very critical condition. Authorities said they did not know why the man initially opened fire.
Leland Ashley, a spokesman for the Tulsa Police Department, which is conducting an investigation, said the department had contact with Dennehy previously. He did not know what the circumstances were.
It was not clear whether the bystander was struck by bullets fired by the suspect or deputies.