Just days after the vicious shooting in Uvalde, Texas, tragedy unfolded on Wednesday at a Tulsa medical building on a hospital campus.
Four people lost their lives with several others injured, at the Natalie Medical Building on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital on Wednesday when an active shooter carrying a rifle and a handgun opened fire in the afternoon.
Capt. Richard Meulenberg of the Tulsa Police Department said the attack was not random. “This wasn’t an individual who just decided he wanted to go find a hospital full of random people,” he said. “He deliberately made a choice to come here and his actions were deliberate.” Captain Meulenberg declined to say any more about the gunman’s motive.
The police found the body of the gunman, who had apparently shot himself with a pistol.
St. Francis Health System, which runs the hospital where Wednesday’s shooting took place, said in a statement on Facebook that all Warren Clinic appointments scheduled before noon on Thursday are canceled and some offices will be closed for the remainder of the week.
In response to the shooting, Oklahoma Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt issued a statement saying, “What happened today in Tulsa is a senseless act of violence and hatred. Sarah and I are praying for the families of those who lost their lives and for those who were injured. I am grateful for the quick and brave actions of the Tulsa Police Department and other first responders who did their best to contain a terrible situation. I have offered Mayor G.T. Bynum any state resources that may be needed, and I ask all Oklahomans to come together in support of the Saint Francis Health System community and to grieve with those whose lives have been forever changed.”