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Five people were shot Saturday night when a gunman entered a Hmong New Year’s celebration and opened fire.
Police have not yet determined the motive behind the shooting, which took place at Green Country Event Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A police helicopter was nearby the center when the shooting occurred and saw a suspicious vehicle driving away from the scene with no headlights on, according to ABC 15. Two suspects were taken into custody after police pulled the car over.
A semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the vehicle, which police believed was involved in the shooting.
CNN reports that when police were attempting to pull the car over, they saw one of the suspects throw a hoodie and a gun from the car. They believe that the 19-year-old passenger, Ming Mee, was the shooter.
Police Capt. Mike Williams said in a statement that both of the suspects arrested are Hmong, which is an Asian ethnic group.
One witness of the shooting said that there were about 200 people at the New Year’s celebration, which he compared to the American holiday Thanksgiving, according to USA Today. At the event, guests were in line to get dinner when shots suddenly rang out.
Five people were shot and wounded. Williams said that two of the victims were shot in the upper body and the other three were shot in their arm or leg.
He added that one of the people who had been shot in the leg was in critical condition, and that he could lose the lower part of his leg because of the shooting.
All five of the victims are Hmong.