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Skyler Buckner, a 26-year-old man wanted in a deadly shooting at an outdoor festival that left one person dead and seven others injured, has turned himself into police, authorities said.
Skyler Buckner was booked into the Muskogee County jail around 4 p.m. on Sunday, nearly 16 hours after the deadly shooting at the Taft Memorial Weekend event, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) said.
The police had issued an arrest warrant for him. He faces charges yet to be determined, Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Edwards told Tulsa World.
Witnesses told authorities an argument preceded the shooting at the annual event packed with at least 1,500 revelers.
“We heard a lot of gunshots and at first we thought it was firecrackers,” said Sylvia Wilson, owner of Taft’s Boots Cafe, which was open at the time in a city that only has a population of a few hundred people.
“Then people start running and ducking. And we were yelling at everyone… Get down! Get down!” Wilson recalled.
The person shot to death was not immediately identified, other than being a 39-year-old black woman. Witnesses told Tulsa World that she was hit in the head.
The other injured, ranging in age from 9 to 56, are said to have non-life-threatening injuries, the agency said. The injured included one minor, not two as previously announced, the force clarified.
Members of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office attended and immediately began providing assistance, OSBI said.
“Bullets were literally flying everywhere,” Jasmayne Hill, who worked at a food truck during the event, told Tulsa World.
Hill said she and Tiffany Walton, the owner of the food truck, dropped to the floor of the truck to avoid the bullets.
“We think we’re safe and bullets are like going through the bottom of a food truck,” Hill said. “They didn’t hit us, thank God.”
Neicy Bates and her husband were operating another food truck when the shots rang out. She told Tulsa World that most people “just hit the ground trying to get out of the way.”
“People just screamed. Some tried to escape. There were cars coming out, trying not to hit each other,” she said.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said on Twitter that he was grateful for OSBI’s “quick response to help local law enforcement.”
I have been informed of the shooting in Taft. I am grateful for @OSBI_OK's swift response to assist local police and am confident in Oklahoma law enforcement's ability to bring justice to whoever is responsible for this deadly incident.
— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) May 29, 2022