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A shooting occurred in the parking lot at the White Barn event center about 1:30 a.m. as security was clearing the clubhouse, 2020 E. Lakeview Road, according to a Stillwater Police Department news release on Tuesday.

There could be multiple suspects responsible for Sunday's shooting at White Barn Estates that left four injured.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot at the event center about 1:30 a.m. as security was clearing the clubhouse, 2020 E. Lakeview Road, according to a Stillwater Police Department news release Tuesday.

Evidence suggests multiple firearms were used, but police are not releasing details regarding the firearms at this time because the investigation is ongoing, Stillwater Police Department Capt. Kyle Gibbs said   

The motive for the shooting is not yet known, but it is unlikely it was gang-related, according to the news release. Gibbs said it appears the party was being shut down for multiple reasons.  

Privately contracted security personnel began dispersing about 200 to 300 partygoers after someone allegedly stole money from the bar and the bar tip jar, and a fight had erupted in the clubhouse, possibly over stolen necklaces, according to the news release.

Security cleared the attendees out the front door, and shots were fired in the parking lot, Gibbs said. Police are unsure whether the thefts, fight and shooting are related.

Four people were shot, but no fatalities were reported. Gibbs said the victims’ names would not be released, pending the open investigation.

A male victim, 19, was flown to the Trauma One Center at OU Medical Center and treated for gunshot wounds to his chest and hand. He was released Sunday morning, according to the news release.

Two other male victims, 20 and 16, were treated at Stillwater Medical Center for gunshot wounds and released Sunday. One was shot in the arm and the other in the leg, but police did not say which had the arm or leg wound. Gibbs said he would not release this information to protect the identity of the 16-year-old, a juvenile. A female victim was treated at Norman Regional Hospital for a gunshot wound in her buttocks, but police did not have “full details” on her yet, according to the news release.

Gibbs said he did not know what the party was for, only that an individual had rented the clubhouse.

Police have not made any arrests in the investigation, Gibbs said, but they are following some leads.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Stillwater Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 405-372-4171.

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