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  • Jacob England, left, and Alvin Watts after their arrest (Tulsa Police)

    A Tulsa, Oklahoma, judge has ordered that Jake England and Alvin Wattsthe two men arrested in connection with Friday's shooting spree that left three dead and two woundedeach be held on a $9.16 million bond.

    The pair have been charged with three counts of murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill. They were arrested early Sunday just north of Tulsa.

    Tulsa police are investigating whether the shootings were racially motivated.

    Before their arrests, police cautioned that there was no evidence a hate crime had been committed. "There's a very logical theory that would say that that's what it could be," Tulsa police chief Chuck Jordan said on Saturday. "But I'm a police officer. I've got to go by evidence."

    Survivors had initially described the gunman as a single white male driving a pickup truck "with its tailpipe hanging," reported the New York Times. According to police, the suspect had stopped to ask victims for directions before shooting them.

    The north Tulsa neighborhoods where the shootings occurred were described as predominately black.

    "For a white male to come that deep into that area and to start indiscriminately shooting, that lends itself for many to believe that it probably was a hate crime," Rev. Warren Blakney, a local pastor, told CNN.

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  • Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Brian Ray)A veteran Republican senator set off a Twitter firestorm over the weekend by calling President Obama "stupid" for his recent comments on the Supreme Court health care case.

    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa wrote: "Constituents askd why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence. Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law."

    Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, was referring to the president's controversial statement last week that a ruling against his health care law by the high court would amount to "judicial activism" by "unelected" justices.

    Top Obama political adviser David Axelrod quickly fired back, mocking the senator's peculiar Twitter writing style.

    "Heads up, Sen. Grassley. I think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is sending out foolish Tweets just to embarrass you!"

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  • Jacob England, left, and Alvin Watts after their arrest (Tulsa Police)

    Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma have arrested two men in connection with Friday's shooting spree that left three dead and two wounded--and sparked fears of a hate crime in the community.

    According to Tulsa police, two white men--19-year-old Jake England and 32-year-old Alvin Watts, were arrested early Sunday.

    "We're not exactly sure what their relationship is to another--whether they are friends or extended family members," Tulsa police capt. Jonathan Brooks told CNN. All five victims were black, Brooks said.

    Before their arrests, police cautioned that there was no evidence a hate crime had been committed. "There's a very logical theory that would say that that's what it could be," Tulsa police chief Chuck Jordan said on Saturday. "But I'm a police officer. I've got to go by evidence."

    According to CNN, local law enforcement, the U.S. Marshals and FBI had been searching for the suspects since early Friday when the string of shootings began.

    According to the Associated Press, the men were arrested in at a home just north of Tulsa at 1:47 a.m. Sunday and "were expected to be charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill." Law enforcement, backed by helicopters, raided the home after receiving an anonymous tip, the AP said.

    According to the New York Times, survivors had initially described the gunman as a single white male driving a pickup truck "with its tailpipe hanging." According to police, the suspect had stopped to ask victims for directions before shooting them.

    The north Tulsa neighborhoods where the shootings occurred were described as predominately black.

    "For a white male to come that deep into that area and to start indiscriminately shooting, that lends itself for many to believe that it probably was a hate crime," Rev. Warren Blakney, a local pastor, told CNN.

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