BREAKING: At least one person shot at Oklahoma City airport, flights halted


Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 21H:30 GMT/UTC/ZULU TIME

by Rachel Rubin and Biodun Iginla, BBC News and Reuters, Oklahoma City

At least one person was shot at Oklahoma City’s main airport on Tuesday, prompting flights to be halted and a shelter in place order put in effect, with police saying there may also be another shooting victim in the incident.

The shots were fired in a parking lot at Will Rogers World Airport and no information was available about the condition of the known victim or what prompted the shooting, Oklahoma City Police Captain Paco Balderrama told reporters.

“We have located one victim and we are looking for a second reported victim,” he said.

What appeared to be about a dozen police officers armed with rifles were seen patrolling on the roof of an airport parking garage on a live video feed from TV broadcaster KOCO.

Tactical teams were searching the garage for a suspect and a possible second victim, TV station News 9 cited a police official as saying.

One person was transported to an area hospital on emergency status, Oklahoma’s Emergency Medical Services Authority said, without providing details on the person.

“If you are inside of the airport, shelter in place until advised otherwise,” Oklahoma City Police said on their Twitter feed.

The airport said on Twitter that all arrivals and departures had been suspended until further notice.

Posted by Biodun Iginla at 1:35 PM

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Labels: BBC News and Reuters, Oklahoma City airport, Oklahoma City Police Captain Paco Balderrama, Rachel Rubin and Biodun Igi

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