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Tulsa shooting: Five killed in attack on medical clinic

Police have identified the suspect and four victims who were killed Wednesday in Tulsa on the Saint Francis Hospital campus.

Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin told reporters Thursday morning that Michael Louis, the suspect, wanted to kill Dr. Preston Phillips because of recent back surgery and the pain he was in.

He said the suspect bought a semi-automatic rifle hours before the shooting took place Wednesday afternoon, killing another doctor, a receptionist and a patient.

Witnesses meanwhile have recalled what happened when the gunman armed with a rifle and pistol opened fire and took his own life.

Officers responded to the scene within four minutes to find a “catastrophic scene,” Tulsa Police Capt. Richard Meulenberg said.

Mr. Franklin praised his officers’ actions for doing what they had been trained to do, “taking immediate action without hesitation, that’s exactly what our officers do.”

The others killed include Dr. Stephanie J Husen, receptionist Amanda Glenn and hospital patient William Love.

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Everything we know about the Tulsa hospital gunman

Suspected Tulsa gunman named Michael Louis killed five people, including himself, on a hospital campus June 1 as the nation reels from a series of mass shootings across the US, including massacres in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York.

He was a patient at the Tulsa Medical Clinic and was admitted to the center on May 19 for back surgery. He reportedly called several times to complain of subsequent pain and sought “further treatment.”

Louis purchased an AR-15-style rifle hours before the attack. He also bought a semiautomatic pistol on May 29 at a local pawn shop, the police chief said.

shweta sharma has more details here:

stuti misraJune 3, 2022 07:00

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American schools and public places have become “battlefields,” says Biden in a call to action against gun violence.

#ICYMI President Joe Biden called for action against gun violence Thursday as the nation reels from a spate of mass shootings including horrific massacres in New York and Texas.

The president spoke live Thursday night as members of the recessed Senate met to discuss possible compromise legislation in response to the shocking scenes of carnage that have unfolded at a supermarket and an elementary school in recent weeks. .

Even those shootings, terrifying as they are, are at risk of fading into the memory now in the face of the violence that has erupted in the days since those attacks in Uvalde and Buffalo, including shootings at a hospital in Tulsa and a high school in The Angels.

“There are too many other schools, too many other everyday places that have become killing places, battlegrounds here in America,” Biden declared Thursday from the White House.

John Bowden has the details.

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“Thoughts and prayers are important but not enough,” says Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris in a speech Thursday once again emphasized the need for “common sense gun safety laws” and claimed that Joe Biden has done more to combat gun violence “than any other president.”

“All of us hold the people of Tulsa in our hearts,” said Ms. Harris, “but we also reaffirm our commitment to passing common sense gun safety laws.

“President Biden has taken more executive action to combat gun violence than any other president,” he said. “But we can’t as an administration, or those of us here, tackle this alone.”



No more excuses. Thoughts and prayers are important, but not enough. We need Congress to act.

(AP)

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Multiple people shot in ‘critical incident’ at Wisconsin funeral

Multiple people were shot in a “critical incident” at a cemetery where a funeral was taking place in Wisconsin, in another shooting incident reported this week.

The incident took place during the funeral service at Graceland Cemetery in Racine on Thursday afternoon, police say.

“There are victims, but it is unknown how many at this time,” the Racine Police Department tweeted.

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Shooting outside Iowa church leaves two dead

Two people and a shooter were killed Thursday night in another reported shooting outside a church in Ames, authorities said.

The church is off Interstate 35, about 30 miles north of Des Moines.

stuti misraJune 3, 2022 05:35

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Republican Pulls Out Firearms to Oppose Gun Control During House Hearing

Florida Republican Rep. Greg Steube pulled out multiple guns while participating in a discussion on gun violence via Zoom.

The House Judiciary Committee was discussing a package of gun control measures following a series of mass shootings in the US.

The Florida lawmaker was participating via video call when he flashed his firearms while arguing against specific measures in the package that would institute limits on magazines.

“I hope to God that gun isn’t loaded,” said Texas Democrat Sheila Lee.

“I’m at home. I can do whatever I want with my guns,” Steube replied.

Here’s more than Gustaf Kilander who was watching the action The independent.

stuti misraJune 3, 2022 05:20

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Tulsa shooting: Everything we know about the hospital attack that killed four people

Read the latest details on the Tulsa shooting.

joseph marcusJune 3, 2022 04:50

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What was the Tulsa shooter’s motive?

Authorities have identified the man suspected of shooting and killing four people at a medical clinic in Oklahoma.

Tulsa Police Department Police Chief Wendell Franklin said Michael Louis, who they believe also died of self-inflicted injuries, was a patient at the Tulsa Medical Clinic and was admitted to the facility on May 19 for surgery. backwards.

“On May 31, Dr. [Preston] Phillips returned to see Mr. Louis for further treatment. Yesterday, June 1, Mr. Louis called Dr. Phillips’ office again and asked for additional assistance,” the police chief said in a statement.

johanna chisholm has the details.

joseph marcusJune 3, 2022 04:20

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My daughter was killed by a shooter. None of us want the thoughts and prayers of Republicans.

“The fight for sensible gun legislation has been thwarted by Republican lawmakers in the pockets of the gun lobby, all cowards offering only the usual ‘thoughts and prayers,’ or telling the public that ‘now is not the time to talk about gun control’. ‘” writes Andy Parker, whose daughter was killed in a shooting.

Read the rest of his Independent Express an opinion piece about what should be done to stop future tragedies.

joseph marcusJune 3, 2022 03:50

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Police remove bomb threat at Tulsa shooter’s home

“No devices were found,” Muskogee police spokeswoman Lynn Hamlin said.

joseph marcusJune 3, 2022 03:20



Reference-www.independent.co.uk

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