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Waurika police investigate a drive-by shooting

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WAURIKA, Okla._One Waurika family got the scare of their lives after their home was the target of a drive-by shooting.

It all happened last Thursday in the early morning hours at a home on Main Street. The homeowner says he was awakened by what he thought was a car backfiring and thought nothing of it. But the next morning, he found bullet holes in his front door and fireplace. Now police are saying the same culprits could be responsible for more serious crimes from the same night.

Police are still looking into several things that could lead them to the culprits of this crime, the latest being four stolen vehicles on the same night as the shooting. They have been able to connect all five of these crimes and now they know they're dealing with multiple people. Meanwhile, Brenda Robinson and her brother say they're worried about what this could mean for their small town.

"He heard brakes hit the pavement and then boom," said Robinson.

Brenda Robinson's brother says he thought he heard a car backfire in front of his house in the wee hours of the morning but the evidence was clear once the sun came up.

"He wakes up and sees daylight coming through his door; sees the slug in the fireplace," said Robinson.

The bullets, slicing through wood and even patio furniture before hitting the door.

It just blew my mind. I didn't know what to think," said Robinson.

Since the day of the shooting, police have been able to link the suspects to four car robberies that happened on the same day. All four have the same three things in common. One: the doors were unlocked. Two: the keys were in the ignition. And three: all were taken for a joyride. Police later found all four vehicles wrecked in ditches around town.

It's a scenario made for the movies, but in the small town of Waurika, residents say things just don't add up.

"You don't hear about stuff like that happening in a little town...not any drive-by shootings anyway. It's just gotten worse over the years. It's just gotten worse and worse and I don't see anything being done about it. I hope they buckle down and start getting these kids under control," said Robinson.

Police said they have recovered a gun they believe was used in the shooting. Officers are hoping to make several arrests in this case, but in the meantime, they're asking folks to lock their car doors and take the keys with them. They say it's likely the suspects walked throughout neighborhoods searching for the open cars.

If you have any information on these crimes, you're asked to contact the Waurika Police Department at 580-228-2324.

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