55th street shooting now homicide investigation

55th street shooting now homicide investigation

LAWTON, Ok (RNN Texoma) - The Lawton Police Department said the woman shot on NW 55th street last Sunday has died. Police released Thursday morning that 23-year-old Florence Groene died on Tuesday because of her injuries. It is now a homicide investigation. Detectives are still trying to figure out what led to her being shot.

7NEWS spoke with neighbors who say they heard two shots Sunday night around 10:30. They tried to help but said there was just too much blood.

Sgt. Timothy Jenkins said these types of cases hit the department hard because their goal is to keep every resident safe.

"Anytime time we have a homicide it affects us as, well as the family," Sgt. Jenkins said. "So, we want to give that family closure. We want to do all that we can to help that family to bring some closure to the homicide and bring an end to it."

Sgt. Jenkins said the investigation won't change very much going from a shooting to a homicide. The biggest difference is not being able to talk to the victim which is why they need your help. If anyone knows something about this shooting, they're asked to call the Lawton Police Department or Crime Stoppers.
We'll keep you updated as police continue the investigation.

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