BREAKING: Ardmore woman found dead with multiple gunshot wounds on front porch



APD: Two homicides in two days believed to be gang related

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. - Captain Kevin Norris of the Ardmore Police Department has now said that the department does believe the two shootings are connected and are possibly gang related.

"We've done some interviews today, gotten a few tips, and just by what people are saying, who the victims are, who the alleged suspects are, it's making us believe it's gang related," Norris told The Southern Oklahoma Radio Center.

Ardmore Police are currently seeking four individuals for questioning as "persons of interest" in both homicides that occured on Sunday and Monday mornings.

Those individuals are Ricky Gene McGee Jr., Juaren Dezaun McGee Sr., Rodney Marquis Cohee and Dimitri Levoy Washington III.

If you have any information concerning their wherabouts, please contact the Ardmore Police Department immediately.

 

ARDMORE: Noon - Ardmore Police are now investigating a second homicide in as many days with the possibility they could be linked.

Captain Kevin Norris of the Ardmore Police Department tells the Southern Oklahoma Radio Center that at around 6:50 a.m., Ardmore dispatch received a call from a motorist who said they believed they saw a deceased woman on her front porch in the 900 block of A Street, NE.

When officers arrived at the address, they found 59-year-old Ella Loftis dead on her front porch from numerous gunshot wounds. Norris said they cannot confirm the number of wounds until an autopsy is performed.

At around 3:30 a.m., police received a call for possible shots fired "in the area," according to Norris, "but not that specific address."

Officers arrived in the area, did not observe anyone on foot or leaving the area and no additional shots were heard, so reports were deemed unfounded until this morning's discovery.

As of right now, no suspects have been apprehended or named but police are following any lead they can. One of those leads possibly includes being linked to Sunday morning's homicide outside of Allstarz Bar in Ardmore.

In that incident, 31-year-old Volonte Anderson was fatally wounded when he suffered a gunshot wound to the head at around 2 a.m. He was flown to Oklahoma City where he was pronounced dead.

"We're looking at that possibility... but cannot confirm 100 percent that it is linked," Norris said. "We're still in the preliminary part of this investigation... still tracking down some leads and trying to figure out how they might be linked."
This story will be updated as new information is made available to us.

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