Saturday night an unidentified male walked into Tramps, a beloved Oklahoma City gay bar, pulled out a gun, and fired three to four shots at an unnamed victim according to reports.
The victim, also reportedly male, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. A bystander was shot in the leg or ankle and was also taken to the hospital.
Police were called to the bar just after 8 p.m. and have not identified any suspects but are still looking for the shooter.
“We have information about a vague description of the shooter,” Lt. Isaac Goodman of the Oklahoma City Police said in a statement. “He is at-large at this point. We do believe the victim that’s in critical condition was the intended target of the shooter, but we do not know why.”
The bar, which is located near Northwest 39th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, is a beloved local dive where patrons can find strong drinks, great drag shows, and plenty of friends.
Partners, another local gay bar, which has been vandalized twice recently, closed Saturday night in solidarity and to protect the safety of patrons. “We as a community are shook from the events that happened at Tramps just moments ago,” they posted on their Facebook. “For the safety of our staff and patrons. We have closed for the night, and until we can feel safe again as a community and insure that safety of our patrons and our staff we will remain closed until further notice. Everyone that was involved and injured you are on our minds.”
According to their Facebook, Tramps was opn on Sunday where they hosted their Sunday Showcase drag show. There, queens like Maria Isabel, Roxie Hart, and Renee Hilton performed wearing masks.