Tulsa police have confirmed that the shooter was responsible for the deaths of four patients in Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday.
“Four innocents and one shooter” have been killed, Jonathan Brooks of the Tulsa police department announced at an announcement on Wednesday.
Police haven’t yet identified the shooter but have stated that the shooter died after self-inflicted gunshot. The shooter was carrying a rifle and a handgun in his possession, Brooks said.
Tulsa police announced in an posting on Facebook shortly prior to six p.m. in the evening that the suspect was deceased.
“Officers are currently going through every room in the building checking for additional threats,” police stated in the moment. “We know there are multiple injuries, and potentially multiple casualties.”
Tulsa police Capt. Richard Meulenberg said multiple people were injured; he described it an “catastrophic scene.”
St. Francis Health System closed its campus on Wednesday afternoon as a result of the situation in the Natalie Medical Building. The Natalie building includes an outpatient surgery facility as well as a breast health center.
Aerial footage filmed by a TV helicopter showed first responders carrying patients on stretchers out of the.
Numerous police vehicles were seen in the hospital’s building The authorities also blocked traffic as the investigation continued.
A reunification centre for families to reconnect with the loved ones they have lost was created at an adjacent high school.
Security agents of agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on the scene as well A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The shooting is an unprecedented 233rd mass-shooting of this year’s events in the U.S., per data that was compiled through the Gun Violence Archive. The archive defines mass shooting as having four or more people killed or shot and not counting the shooter.