3 killed in shooting inside Tulsa hospital; the shooter is also dead, police say


Three people were killed after a gunman opened fire inside an Oklahoma hospital on Wednesday, authorities said.

The shooter, described only as a man armed with a rifle, was also killed, Tulsa police said in a statement.

Several people were injured in the gunfire that erupted around 5 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Police Capt. Richard Meulenberg said. In a statement, the police department said the man entered a building on the hospital campus on Wednesday afternoon.

“It turned into an active shooter situation,” the department said.

It is not known how the shooter died and no motive has been identified.

Authorities said he went to the second floor of the building and opened fire. Police were conducting a room-by-room search for other threats, the department said.

President Joe Biden has been notified of the shooting and the White House said it has contacted state and local authorities to offer support..

Representatives from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the scene, agency officials said.

The fatal shooting came just over a week after an 18-year-old killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

And over Memorial Day weekend, nine people were killed and more than 60 injured in shootings that killed more than four people across the United States, according to an organization that tracks shootings.

On Tuesday in New Orleans, a woman was killed and two men were injured in a shooting in New Orleans that occurred near a high school graduation venue that was taking place on the campus of Xavier University, police said.

Phil Helsel contributed.


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