FIVE people, including the shooter, died in a shooting outside an Oklahoma hospital on Wednesday.
Tulsa police confirmed the suspect, identified as Michael Louis at a news conference, likely turned the gun on himself.
Councilor Jayme Fowler told reporters that after a “Dr. Phillips” searched.
It remains unknown if the doctor was among the four victims while the investigation continues.
The massacre came just eight days after a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 students and two teachers, and 18 days after a gunman killed 10 people at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York.
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The suspect’s wife called the police
“The information we currently have is that she didn’t know what was going to happen, but he contacted her … to let her know what he did,” Chief Franklin said.
It is still unclear whether the shooter made contact with his wife before or during the rampage.
More injured patients
There were other injured patients.
However, they were all treated and discharged, according to hospital officials.
The victim likely kept the door closed
Police Chief Franklin said he could not confirm which victim held the door open for the escape.
However, he said he believes it was the patient victim who kept a door shut.
The police are ready to cooperate with the legislature
The boss said, “I’m more than willing” to sit down with lawmakers and tell them what the police need.
“Shooted anyone who stood in his way”
The boss said there were reports that “one of the victims held the door open for someone to escape and was shot,” Franklin said.
“Amanda was a victim and she was the receptionist,” he also clarified.
Police chief answers questions
“They were there for the medical service,” Chief Franklin said of the victims who weren’t doctors.
“They got in the way and Louis shot them down.”
The victims included two doctors, a receptionist and a patient, according to Chief Franklin.
The mayor calls on the community to support Saint Francis
“The collective impact of this community … that impact has made a profound difference for people who are grieving and experiencing loss,” he said.
“I just want to finish by saying on behalf of everyone in this community that just telling the St. Francis team how much we love you and how grateful we are to you is not enough.”
“We will be here with you to walk you through this process step by step.”
Mayor Bynum tearfully thanks the hospital staff
“Our focus right now is on grief,” he said.
“The suspect is dead,” he said. “The threat he brought to this campus ended yesterday,”
He then tearfully thanked the staff at St. Francis Hospital for coming to work.
Police Chief Franklin revealed the four victims killed in the shooting:
- dr Preston Phillips
- dr Stephanie Husen
- Amanda Green
- William love
Mayor of Tulsa speaks
The mayor commended “how many agencies and bodies have based their expertise on this response,” Mayor GT Bynum said.
“I really want to thank the first responders yesterday.”
Letter found on suspect
Tulsa boss Franklin announced that officers found a letter on the suspect that “made it clear that he came in with the intention of bringing Dr. killing Phillips,” he said.
The suspect reportedly blamed the doctor for his post-surgery pain.
Chief describes the officers’ reaction
The police chief explained that the police moved in from the first floor and went to the second floor to confront the suspect.
According to police, the suspect took his own life after officers came forward.
The last shot was fired at 4:58 p.m., about 39 seconds after the first officers entered the building.
Suspect named Michael Louis
Louis bought a semi-automatic rifle, an AR-15 rifle, and a semi-automatic handgun before he started shooting.
Information is subject to change
“This information is fluid and subject to change, but it is the most accurate information we have at this time,” Chief Franklin said.
Chief Wendell Franklin praises the official response
“We mourn with the families following this senseless tragedy,” said Wendell Franklin, Tulsa Police Chief.
He said officials acted immediately.
“This was a coordinated effort, it wasn’t done semi-randomly,” he said.
Press conference is to begin shortly
Updates from officials at the Saint Francis medical building are expected shortly.
The press conference is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. CDT.
After the Uvalde tragedy, a shootout ensues
The Tulsa hospital shooting comes less than two weeks after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
19 children and 2 teachers were shot dead, at least 17 suffered serious injuries.
Four killed in Tulsa
Authorities said four people were shot dead Wednesday at a medical facility on the grounds of St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The shooter is also dead, according to Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish, who explained, “We believe this is self-inflicted,” per CNN.
Police say the identity of the perpetrator is yet to be determined.
Found rifle and pistol
Two firearms – described by Tulsa Police Capt. Richard Meulenberg as a semi-automatic rifle and a semi-automatic pistol – believed to have been used in the Tulsa shooting were found next to his body, CNN reported.
Two of those killed in the shooting were found in the same room as the shooter, the outlet’s police captain said.
Congressman Gallego: “Congress must pass tougher gun laws”
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego appeared on CNN to discuss the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas tweeted After the show: “As I left the show, I found out about another horrific mass shooting – this time in Tulsa.”
“Congress needs to pass tougher gun laws. Every day the Senate doesn’t act means more lives are lost to senseless gun violence.”
Response from Mayor GT Bynum
According to the New York Times, Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum was asked his opinion on Tulsa being included in the list of American cities where mass shootings had taken place.
He said: “Right now my thoughts are with the victims in here, many of whose families are not even aware.
“If we want to have a policy discussion, that’s something we’ll have in the future, but not tonight, not tonight.”
Shooting protocols “on everyone’s lips”
After criticizing the police response to last week’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Tulsa Deputy Police Commissioner Eric Dalgleish noted that active shooter logs “are probably on everyone’s lips, according to the New York Times.
“I will say that Tulsa revisits this topic on a regular basis.”
Witness locked in closet
When police arrived at the scene at St. Francis Hospital, they found a witness locked in a closet.
Investigators are interviewing witnesses who were inside the building.
White House statement on shooting
The White House says the president is aware of the shooting at the Natalie Medical Building in Tulsa between the 61st and Yale.
Tulsa Police have confirmed that four people have died plus the shooter.
In a statement to FOX, the White House said: “President Biden has been briefed on the Tulsa, Oklahoma shooting.
“The White House is closely monitoring the situation and has reached out to state and local officials to offer support.”
When did the police respond to reports?
Three minutes after dispatchers received the 4:52 p.m. call, police arrived and contacted the shooter a minute later.
Several people were injured, according to Police Captain Richard Meulenberg, and the hospital complex was a “catastrophic scene,” according to Cincinnati.com.
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