The motivation behind the crimes is still unclear, but given that the shootings took place in a predominantly black neighborhood in Tulsa and that all the victims were black, many have speculated that this was a hate crime.
The shootings, in which the five victims were shot in four separate incidents within a few miles of one another on Tulsa's north side shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, unnerved the city's African-American community, which last year commemorated the 90th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.
Police didn't indicate Sunday morning whether they believed the rash of shootings had been a hate crime.
England and Watts will face three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.
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