Where'd They Get Their Guns?
An Analysis of the Firearms Used in High-Profile Shootings, 1963 to 2001
Date: December 6, 1999
Location: Fort Gibson Middle School, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
Alleged Shooter: Seth Trickey
People Killed: None
People Injured: Four
Firearm(s): Taurus 9mm pistol
Seth Trickey, a 13-year-old student at the Fort Gibson Middle School, allegedly opened fire on a group of students waiting outside for the morning bell, emptying the pistol's 15-round clip, wounding four. The motive remains a mystery�Trickey was a popular, friendly, and intelligent young man, according to friends and classmates.
The firearm belonged to Trickey's father who bought it legally at a Wal-Mart in 1993.
All contents � 2001 Violence Policy Center
The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury.