A gunman killed at least four people on a hospital campus in Tusla Oklahoma on Wednesday, police say. The shooting took place as Americans still grapple with the one that took place at a school in Texas.
In the Oklahoma incident, the shooter was armed with a rifle. He was also killed in the incident. It was not immediately clear if the police killed him or if the shooter committed suicide.
“We can confirm that 4 people died, including the shooter, in the active shooting situation on the campus of St. Francis Hospital. Officers are still clearing the building. More information to follow” , Tulsa Police tweeted from their official account earlier.
Earlier, police captain Richard Meulenberg said officers viewed the scene as “catastrophic”, with “several” people shot dead and “multiple injuries”.
The White House said in a statement that US President Joe Biden was made aware of the Tulsa shooting. The statement said the administration offered support to local officials.
The shooting is the latest in a series of deadly assaults by gunmen that have rocked the United States over the past month.
On May 14, a white supremacist targeting African Americans killed 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. The shooter survived and faces charges.
Ten days later, a man armed with an AR-15 burst into a school in Uvalde, Texas, and killed 21 people, including 19 young children, before being shot dead by law enforcement. .
Gun regulation faces deep resistance in the United States, from most Republicans and some Democrats in rural states.
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