LAWTON, Okla. - New information has become available Monday evening on a late-night drive-by shooting in Lawton. The victim is a witness in a murder case in Duncan, and her family says that is why she was targeted.
Police say a Lawton woman was shot three times on the 1800 block of Southwest Whitlow Sunday night. They say she was the target of gang violence. Police are on the hunt for the shooter.
The victim, Atora Goff, told police she recognized both the driver of the car and the shooter, and gave them their names. Goff told police the shooter was Michael Davis, and name LPD had heard before, as last October, Elijah Davis was accused of killing a young man in a Duncan park. Police are trying to determine if the two men are related.
Medlock is now in police custody. Both men are known gang-members in Lawton. At the time of the shooting, police did not have a motive as to why they would target Goff.
"If she had an idea, she did not relay it to us at the scene. Currently we have detective Peralta working the case right now and I'm confident that he will find that motive and find that person. No doubt," said Lawton Police Department Captain Will Hines.
The victim's mother said Atora is scheduled to be a witness in the murder trial of Elijah Davis in Duncan. She says the two men responsible for the drive-by were trying to make sure Atora would not be able to testify in that case, but says Atora will still testify.
The LPD say they will track down the suspected shooter. Hines says he expects detective Peralta to have warrants for both suspects' arrests by Tuesday.
"He does have information that leads him to believe that he can find this guy and find him fairly quickly."
Atora's mother says her daughter went into surgery today, but doctor's were unable to remove two of the bullets. She says one is very close to a major artery, but says Atora is otherwise doing well.
Police are still searching for the suspected shooter. If you know where he is, you can call Crimestoppers at 355-INFO.