Authorities have made two arrests in the Oklahoma City Bricktown shootings, which occurred after Monday’s NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Rodney Dewon Hill, 19, was arrested Tuesday, a day after eight people were shot just blocks from the basketball arena, police said. Another suspect, a 16-year-old male, was also arrested, according to HLN affiliate KOCO.
A probable cause warrant for Hill says there were two separate groups involved in an argument.
An assailant “pulled a gun from his waist and began shooting into the crowd. People were hit during the shooting along with one female subject being trampled and kicked in the stomach during the incident. The female was pregnant and required medical attention,” according to the affidavit.
“The defendant was known by the victim/witness who identified him,” according to the affidavit.
Investigators are still looking into what sparked the shootings that happened around 11:35 p.m., said Capt. Dexter Nelson of the Oklahoma City Police Department. Nelson said one of the victims was in critical condition and the seven others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
"Whenever you get about 8,000 people outside of a venue, we are going to be outnumbered," Nelson told KOCO. "You can't have enough people down here for that."