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Published on: 01/10/2013

***Breaking News Update 10:25 PM ***Shooting Reported at Simpson's Gym

Staff Reports


Photos by Molly Payne

Scenes at Simpson Gym
(Cushing, Okla.)  - Cushing Interim Police Chief Tully Folden has confirmed to KUSH that an Officer involved shooting occurred about 7:00 PM in Cushing.  Other sources have also confirmed that the OSBI is on the scene of the investigation at Simpson's Gym and Chiropractic Center, 1525 E. Main in Cushing.

An eyewitness told KUSH that a male, believed to be about 18 years of age was at the gym "acting weird"  before the shooting.

"He was trying to pay people five dollars to beat him up. " 

The eyewitness told KUSH that the shooting occurred in front of the building and that multiple shots were fired. 

The eyewitness said he knew the man.

Units of the OSBI, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Payne County
Sheriff's Department remain at the scene. 

Interim Chief Folden said a statement would be forthcoming but could not give a time, as the investigation is ongoing.

The eyewitness told KUSH that the man had been flown by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital, and a helicopter was spotted departing from Hillcrest Hospital Cushing not long after the incident was reported.  

KUSH learned of an officer-involved shooting at Simpson's Gym, 1525 E. Main in Cushing Thursday night.  It was first reported the shooting involved a fatality, but KUSH has since confirmed that at this time, there has been no fatality.

The Gym has been taped off and Payne County Sheriff's Department units are also on site. 

Details remain sketchy, but KUSH will continue to update this story as new information is released.