Double Shooting in Durant

By: Ashley Whipple
By: Ashley Whipple

One man is dead and another is in critical condition after police say jealousy sparked a murder attempted suicide Monday night in Durant. Police believe jealousy led to the shooting death of Mitchell Watson, 30.

He was inside the home of a 26-year-old woman at Parkridge Apartment complex late Monday night when her ex-boyfriend, Ricky Young, 28, entered the apartment, found the couple there, and then left.

When Young returned, he had retrieved a handgun. He kicked in the door of the apartment and began firing shots at Watson, striking him two times. Then Young confronted the woman before turning the gun on himself.

She and Young's three-year-old child were also inside the apartment at the time of the shooting.

Young is in critical condition at a Midwest City hospital, and the child is with his mother and family.


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