Tulsa police launch manhunt after shootings kill three

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OKLAHOMA-CITY. April 8. KAZINFORM  Authorities in Tulsa, in the US state of Oklahoma, have launched a manhunt after a series of shootings which police say may have been hate crimes, BBC reported.

Five attacks took place within hours of each other on Friday, killing three and critically wounding two others, within a three-mile (5km) radius.

All the victims were black and police say there are searching for a white male in connection to the attacks.

Community leaders have tried to calm fears of further attacks.

The police said they were searching for a white man driving a white pick-up truck, who was seen in the area of three of the shootings.

The BBC's Jonathan Blake says the crimes have shocked people living in a relatively quiet part of north Tulsa, and that there is a fear that the killer may strike again.

Our correspondent says detectives are hoping for people to help them, but that many in the community do not trust the police.

 




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