A second individual has died as a result of gunshot wounds received in an early morning shooting on Dec. 31, 2022. The 19-year-old was transported to a Tyler, Texas, hospital and died at 12:15 a.m., Tuesday morning. A juvenile was pronounced dead at the scene. A third teenager suffered superficial wounds and is expected to recover. The suspect, also a juvenile, remains in custody.
The investigation involves Native Americans and falls under the McGirt Supreme Court decision. The OSBI is working together with the FBI, Idabel Police Department and the Choctaw Nation. Once the investigation is complete, a report will be forwarded to the appropriate prosecuting attorney to determine charges.
At about 4:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, Idabel Police Department responded to the 2500 block of S.E. Washington Street, where it was reported three teens had suffered gunshot wounds after an altercation.
According to OSBI, one of the teens involved in the altercation was reported to have retrieved a long gun and fired off shots into the air. A group of teenagers then got into a truck and as they were leaving, the juvenile with the long gun fired into the truck striking the three teens.