Members of the the Osage County Sheriff Department prepare to assist Tulsa police in Tulsa, Oklahoma April 7, 2012 in their manhunt for a man in a white pickup truck who shot five people in the early morning April 6, 2012. Three victims died. Four of the victims were shot within a mile of each other in a predominantly black north Tulsa neighbourhood.
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All five shot in a black neighbourhood of Tulsa, the state's capital. Four of the victims were found in yards, and the fifth in a street. Police identified those killed as Dannaer Fields, 49, Bobby Clark, 54, and William Allen, 31.
Media reports say the men were arrested at a home in Tulsa Sunday morning following an anonymous tip-off. They have been taken to a police station in the city for questioning.
The suspects have been named by police as Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32. They are expected to face three counts of first-degree murder and two of shooting with intent to kill.
Tulsa City councilman Jack Henderson said witnesses told police the suspect drove through the neighbourhood at about 1 a.m. on Friday, stopping several people on the street and asking for directions.
The pedestrians spoke briefly with the man but began walking away after they could not help him with the directions, Henderson said. The driver then shot at them, killing one, and sped away, he said.
A witness told police that he or she was sitting in front of a house when a man pulled up in a white Chevrolet pickup truck with rust spots on the hood and asked for directions.
After a brief exchange, the suspect produced a handgun and fired, striking two people before driving off, police said.
- with files from Reuters