Oklahoma Hospital Shooting: Four People Killed
According to police, the shooting occurred on the grounds of a hospital complex in Tulsa
At least four people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting that occurred Wednesday at a hospital complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma, local police said. The suspect in the attack is also among the dead, according to law enforcement officials.
Officers are still working on the St. Francis Hospital campus, the Tulsa Police Department said on its Twitter account.
Captain Richard Muhlenberg told ABC television that police received a call about a man with a rifle on the second floor of the hospital building and that “this escalated into an active shooter situation.” By the time police arrived on the scene, “they found that several people had been shot. Two were dead,” Muhlenberg added.
“We also found the man we believe was the shooter … because he had a long-barreled rifle and a pistol with him,” Muhlenberg added.
The circumstances surrounding the death of the man suspected in the attack have not yet been clarified.
The White House said President Joe Biden had been informed of the shooting and that he was “monitoring the situation closely and has already reached out to state and municipal authorities to offer support.”
The Tulsa shooting follows two mass shootings in May that shocked Americans and reignited the debate over gun control. Last week, a gunman killed 19 children and two elementary school teachers in Yuvalde, Texas. Earlier in May, a gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y.