Tulsa shooting live updates: 4 dead at Oklahoma medical building; gunman also dead

TULSA, Okla. — Four people were killed Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on a medical office building in Tulsa, Oklahoma, authorities said. Police said the gunman was also dead.

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Tulsa Police Capt. Richard Meulenberg told reporters the shooting occurred inside the Natalie Medical Building. KOKI-TV informed. It comes eight days after 19 students and two teachers were killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a little more than two weeks since a gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

Here are the latest updates:

Update 3:17 am EDT June 2: Meulenberg said Wednesday’s mass shooting was “not random,” according to The New York Times.

“This was not an individual who just decided he wanted to go find a hospital full of random people,” Meulenberg said. “He deliberately made the decision to come here, and his actions were deliberate.”

Meulenberg added that the people who were injured have injuries that are not life-threatening, according to the newspaper. Some of those injuries may have occurred as people were fleeing the scene, she said.

Update 10:54 pm EDT June 1: In a statement, hospital officials said “Saint Francis Health Systems is grieving the loss of four members of our family.”

Update 9:48 p.m. EDT June 1: During a televised interview on CNN, Tulsa Police Department Capt. Richard Meulenberg said multiple people were injured in the shooting.

“We have other injuries, less than 10,” Meulenberg told the news organization, adding that the people who were injured did not have injuries considered life-threatening.

Earlier, Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum said during an afternoon news conference that the Saint Francis campus “is hallowed ground for our community.”

“The men and women of the Tulsa Police Department did not hesitate,” the mayor said.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt called the shooting a “senseless act of violence and hate.”

“I am grateful for the swift and courageous actions of the Tulsa Police Department and other first responders who did everything they could to contain a terrible situation,” Stitt said.

Update 8:29 p.m. EDT June 1: At a news conference, Tulsa police said four people were killed in the shooting and the shooter died of a self-inflicted wound. Authorities said police received a call at 4:52 p.m. CDT and were at the Natalie building four minutes later. They made contact with the shooter at 5:02 p.m.

Deputy Police Chief Eric Dalgleish confirmed the death toll and said the shooter, who has not been identified, apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to The Associated Press. He added that the attacker had a rifle and a pistol.

The shooting took place on the second floor of the Natalie Building at the Tulsa Police Department. Richard Meulenberg told reporters.

US Representative Kevin Hern tweeted that the shooting was “a terrible situation.”

“There is still a lot we don’t know about what happened tonight in the Natalie building, but what we do know is this: several lives were taken from us and many more changed forever. My prayers are with those who lost loved ones tonight and with the entire Tulsa community as we recover from this tragedy, Hern said. “I am grateful for our law enforcement officers who responded quickly.”

Update 8:16 p.m. EDT June 1: said a White House spokesman CNN that President Joe Biden has been briefed on the shooting.

“The White House is closely monitoring the situation and has reached out to state and local officials to offer support,” the spokesperson said.

Update 7:26 pm EDT June 1: Tulsa police confirmed that KOKI-TV that three people died in the shooting. The gunman also died.

original report: The building is used primarily for sports medicine and orthopedic surgery, according to the TV channel, and also houses an outpatient surgery center and a breast health center. It is located on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Police responded to a call about a man armed with a rifle at the medical complex, KOKI informed.

“Officers are currently checking every room in the building for additional threats,” police said previously. “We know there are multiple injuries and potentially multiple casualties.”

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also at the scene, a spokesman said. The Associated Press.


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