• Dennis McCaslin

Officials in Sequoyah County looking for suspect after Saturday night shooting on I40 near Vian

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The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating a double shooting in Sequoyah County just west of Vian.

The investigation began last night at approximately 8:30 p.m. when the sheriff’s office was notified that two men were laying in the roadway near mile marker 293 on I-40 and both had been shot.

The two men that were shot are believed to be good Samaritans that had picked up a man and took him to the Loves convenience store in Vian.

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A gas can and gasoline were purchased at that time. Investigators believe the good Samaritans drove the suspect back to his car at which point they were shot. It is believed the suspect put gas in his vehicle and left the area, possibly eastbound on I-40.

The two victims are in critical but stable condition.

This morning around 4:30 a.m., officers from the Antlers, Okla., Police Department got in a pursuit with the vehicle. The suspect fled on foot and law enforcement is currently looking for him in the Antlers area.

Surveillance video from the Loves caught the attached images of the suspect. He is described as an African American male between the ages of 25 and 35 wearing a blue shirt and a COVID mask.

He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach and contact the OSBI immediately at (800) 522-8017 or email tips@osbi.ok.gov.

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