Wal-Mart officials have said that three trucks were shot Sunday night and three more were shot on Monday night while travelling along a stretch of highway in Oklahoma.
In addition, one other commercial vehicle — reported to have been a Swift truck — and one personal vehicle were hit over the last two nights.
The shooter is suspected to have been firing from the west side of the U.S. 75 highway between 106th Street North and 156th Street North, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, which is assisting in the investigation led by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.
The trucker drivers involved reported hearing loud noises at that point along the highway between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30 p.m., which they thought was something hitting their vehicle or a noise from the truck, but did not realize it was gunshots until they found the bullet holes later on.
The trucks were travelling between Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s distribution center near Ochelata and other destinations when they were struck.
UPDATE: Two 14-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with the truck shootings, Oklahoma’s News On 6 has reported, who, according to the organization’s sources, admitted to doing “target practice.”
By Andy Stern
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