Michael Lewis, who blamed his surgeon for persistent pain after a recent spinal surgery, bought the AR-style gun a few hours ago. Shooting at Tulsa doctor’s office, United StatesThe surgeon and three others were killed before committing suicide, police said Thursday.
Chief of Police TulsaSays Wendell Franklin the gunman He recently underwent back surgery and called back to a clinic complaining of pain.
The surgeon said Franklin. Dr. Preston Phillips was killed Wednesday with another doctor, a receptionist and a patient.
“We also have a letter about the suspect Makes it clear that he entered with the intent to kill Dr. Phillips and anyone who stood in his way.Said Franklin. “He blamed Dr. Phillips for the pain that continued after the surgery.”
Authorities say the gunman carried a gun and a pistol during a shooting at a medical building on the hospital campus, the latest in a series of deadly mass shootings across the country in recent weeks.
Wednesday shooting on campus St. Francis Health Organization It happened the same week the family was there WoldeTexas has been burying those killed in school shootings for nearly a decade.
The victims and assailants in Tulsa were found on the second floor of a doctor’s office At the location of the orthopedic hospital, police said. The name of the shooter was not released. He died of a gunshot wound to the headSaid the deputy head of the police department TulsaEric Tolkleesh.
The hospital said in a statement that it was “saddened by the loss of four members of our community” but did not immediately identify the dead.
Recent waves of gun violence across the country including Nineteen children and two teachers were murdered at Rob Elementary School in Wolverhampton In the hands 18-year-old armed man The man, armed with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle, urged Democrats to expand calls for tougher controls on guns, while Republicans are urging safe schools.
Many were killed and wounded in a shooting at Tulsa Hospital in the United States. (Tulsa Police).
This split represents a divisive divide that is blocking action in Congress and in many state capitals. The best way to respond to the high number of gun-related deaths in the United States.
It is unknown at this time what caused the fire TulsaTolkleesh said. Following that, Authorities carried out a search of a home in MuscoziAbout 70 kilometers (45 miles) southeast TulsaIn connection with the investigation, police said.
“Both weapons appear to have been fired at the scene at one time or another.” Tolkleesh said. “Officers heard gunshots in the building, which led them to the second floor.”
Senders received the report at 4:52 p.m., and police responded to the call three minutes after contacting the gunman at 5:01 p.m., Talklish said.
“I am very pleased to know so far about the response of our officers.”Tolkleesh said.
Time taken for police officers Wolde Stand against the gunman during a school shooting Texas Last week has become the main focus of that investigation. Officers waited more than an hour to enter the classroom where the shooter was attacked.
Police Captain of TulsaRichard Mூllenberg added Many were injured The medical campus is also known as a “disaster scene”. The exact number of injured was not immediately available.
The St. Francis Health System closed its premises on Wednesday afternoon Due to the condition of the Natalie Medical Building with outpatient clinics and other medical offices.
“This campus is the holy land of our communityTulsa Mayor GT Pine said. “For decades, this campus has been a place where heroes work every day to save the lives of people in our community.”
On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Tulsa police and firefighters responded to the shooting at Natalie Medical Building in Oklahoma. (Ian Moul / Tulsa World via AB)
Painam added: “At this point, my thoughts are with the victims. If we want to have a policy debate, it has to be in the future, but not tonight. “
Philip Tankersley, 27, was leaving his father’s room at the nearby St. Francis Hospital around 5 p.m., hospital staff said. There was an agile sniper in the building Across the street, he locked the doors and warned people to stay away from the windows.
Tankersley said he and his mother stayed in his father’s hospital room for more than an hour, trying to get information from TV news and passing nurses. He said he heard hospital speakers announcing “Code Silver” and “Level 1 Trauma” and wondered if they were safe in the room.
“I was not particularly worried because the two people I had to look after were in the same room as me.”, Said. “But it’s definitely a ‘it’s happening here’ moment.”
Wednesday’s shooting comes two weeks later A white man accused of killing 10 black people in a racist attack fires at a buffalo supermarket. The latest Memorial Day weekend saw several massive shootings across the country, including an outdoor festival in Taft, Oklahoma, about 45 miles from Tulsa.
According to The Associated Press / USA Today / Northeastern University Mass Homicide Database, there have been 12 shootings that have killed four or more people since January. The database says 76 people, including 31 adults and children, were killed in the shooting in Buffalo and Texas. Suspects in the shooting were not included in the death toll.
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