A gunman murdered four staffers at a hospital building in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday before taking his own life, police say. The tragedy occurred mere weeks after the deadly mass shootings in Texas and New York.
Police said the shooter, armed with a rifle and a handgun, opened fire on the second floor of the Natalie Building at Saint Francis Hospital, killing four people.
The Saint Francis Health System, which runs the clinic, confirmed the death of four of its staffers.
Tulsa Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish told reporters that officers were alerted to an active shooter at around 5pm and arrived at the scene within four minutes. He said the shooter died by suicide. No details have been released so far about the suspect’s identity.
Tulsa Police Department Captain Richard Meulenberg later told CNN that several people were wounded by gunfire.