Five people, including the perpetrator, are said to have been killed in a shooting at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to a local police report. Facebook.
“Unfortunately, many people were killed,” Police Chief Richard Mullenberg reported Los Angeles Times.
The offender was armed with a rifle and a weapon with one hand.
– Police said it appears that both weapons were used in the attack.
Police believe that the perpetrator committed suicide after the shooting, killing four people and wounding others.
— The crime scene is limited to a portion of the second floor, Tulsa Police Deputy Chief Eric Dalglish said at a news conference.
The shooting took place just before 5 p.m. local time. The police were at the scene quickly, and contacted the offender about five minutes later, he writes CNN.
No police officers were injured in the operation.
Police are questioning witnesses at the scene. They could not identify the culprit, but thought they were getting close. It is estimated that the perpetrator is in his thirties.
The motive for the crime is unclear.
The mayor of Tulsa, JT Bynum, thanked emergency services for responding quickly to the incident.
– They did not hesitate to respond to this violent act.
A White House official said President Joe Biden was told of the shooting. He offered help to the Tulsa authorities.
More mass shootings
The incident comes just nine days after the mass shooting at a school in Texas, in which 21 people were killed, and 19 days after the mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in which ten people were killed.
to me NPR There have been more than 200 mass shootings in the United States so far this year. The mass shootings have led to a new debate about US gun laws.
The United States has a constitutional right to bear arms. But the school shootings and mass shootings have prompted more Americans to tighten the law.
US President Joe Biden is one of those who have spoken out in favor of toughening the law.
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