Authorities investigating shooting near Double N Motel

July 16, 2021 | Headlines|Police

PAWHUSKA — Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden confirmed today that one person was shot near the area of Double N Motel Wednesday night.

Virden said deputies are working with Ponca City police on the investigation which is ongoing.

PCPD spokesman Kevin Jeffries confirmed that police are assisting Osage County and said officers are also investigating a drive by shooting reported at 7:05 p.m. that same night in the area of 7th and Hazel. 

911 callers reported a dark grey or black vehicle with Ponca Tribal plates speeding south from the area. Officers located the vehicle unoccupied at 7:50 p.m. at Central and Lake. Officers reported it was a Dodge Magnum and that there was alcohol in it. 

Jeffries said a home was hit by the gunfire but no one was injured.

Investigators are working to see if the two incidents are connected. The name of the subject injured at the motel has not been released.

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