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Tulsa Shooting Spree

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Police said a shooting spree that spread fear in Tulsa's black community and left three people dead may have been partly motivated by an Oklahoma man's desire to avenge his father's shooting by a black man.

Police arrested 19-year-old Jake England and 32-year-old Alvin Watts about 2 a.m. Sunday at a home north of Tulsa. They are accused of killing three people and seriously wounding two in the shootings early Friday. All five victims of the shootings were black.

Police Chief Chuck Jordan said the two who survived have been released from the hospital. He said the victims "appeared to be totally random."

Investigators are still considering many possible motives, but based on messages posted in social media, revenge appeared to be a factor.

In a Thursday Facebook update, one suspect, Jake England, expressed anger over his father being shot and killed by a black man two years earlier. The Facebook page had been taken down by Sunday afternoon.

Jail records list a Monday court appearance for England and Watts. Both men are accused of first-degree murder, shooting with the intent to kill and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

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