NewsOK: Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Freedom Oklahoma's building damaged in weekend shooting

The office of Freedom Oklahoma — an LGBTQ advocacy organization in Oklahoma City — was shot several times over the weekend.

A cleaning crew on Sunday morning found holes in the glass wall at the entrance of the building, 4001 N Classen Blvd., Executive Director Troy Stevenson said.

Five glass panels were shot, and one of them shattered when the door was opened, Stevenson said.

Nobody was in the building when the glass was shot, he said.

A vehicle left outside the office was also being inspected for tampering, Stevenson said.

"This is only the latest in a string of attacks on LGBTQ organizations around the nation, and just as our colleagues did, we will clean up and continue to march forward. Freedom Oklahoma serves a vital function as Oklahoma's advocates for the queer community, and we will not be intimidated by cowardly acts of violence aimed at invoking terror in our community," Stevenson wrote in a statement. "We will continue to fulfill our mission, and we will not be deterred in our fight for freedom, equality, and equity for all Oklahomans. We will continue to act with vigilance and without fear."

Related Photos
<p>Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson speaks before a 2016 march in Oklahoma City in this file photo  [The Oklahoman Archives]</p>

Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson speaks before a 2016 march in Oklahoma City in this file photo [The Oklahoman Archives]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-63808d933a2e881ec49b2532838b1d81.jpg" alt="Photo - Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson speaks before a 2016 march in Oklahoma City in this file photo [The Oklahoman Archives] " title=" Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson speaks before a 2016 march in Oklahoma City in this file photo [The Oklahoman Archives] "><figcaption> Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson speaks before a 2016 march in Oklahoma City in this file photo [The Oklahoman Archives] </figcaption></figure>
NewsOK has disabled the comments for this article.