Two men injured in shootout, hospital placed momentarily on lockdown

2 injured in SEOK shootout

IDABEL, OK (KSLA) - Authorities are investigating following a shootout in Southeast Oklahoma that sent two men to a hospital.

Officers got the call around 5:30 p.m. regarding a shootout near Martin Luther King Drive and Fairview Street, according to McCurtain County Sheriff Kevin Clardy. The pair were rushed to a Idabel hospital.

Soon after their arrival, he hospital was placed on lock down when multiple reports that a family member of one of the men that was shot had shown up with a gun.

However, authorities were not able to find a person with a gun and the lock down was lifted.

Both men were then airlifted to different hospitals in Oklahoma and Texas.

Sheriff Clardy said this incident is being investigated as a possible drug deal. Two search warrants are being executed at each of the men’s home.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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