Man in Custody After 1 Person Killed, 7 Injured in Oklahoma Festival Shooting


Slyler Buckner

A 26-year-old man was taken into custody on Sunday after one person was killed and seven others were injured at a Memorial Day festival in eastern Oklahoma.

Skyler Buckner turned himself in to the Muskogee County Sheriff’s office.

According to witnesses, people ran for cover after gunfire erupted following an argument.

“Bullets were flying everywhere,” according to a witness who spoke to the Associated Press.

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A 39-year-old woman was killed.

One juvenile is among the injured.

AP reported:

Authorities said a 26-year-old man was in custody after one person was killed and seven people were injured in a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, where witnesses described frantic people running for cover amid gunfire.

An arrest warrant was issued for Skyler Buckner and he turned himself in to the Muskogee County sheriff’s office Sunday afternoon, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. OSBI said that those shot at the Memorial Day event in Taft, located about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa, ranged in age from 9 to 56.

A 39-year-old woman was killed, OSBI said. The injuries of those wounded were considered non-life-threatening.

OSBI had earlier said two juveniles were injured in the shooting but said Sunday afternoon that only one juvenile was injured.

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