Local police in Oklahoma said Wednesday that at least four people were shot to death in an attack on a hospital in Tulsa. The shooting occurred in the southern United States.
Tulsa police tweeted that "we now have five dead," including the shooter, in a shooting at St Francis Hospital. This announcement came hours after Uvalde, Texas, buried 21 of the victims of the massacre that took place just a week ago.
The second-largest Oklahoma city, Oklahoma City, responded to an emergency at 4:56 pm (11:56 pm French time). They then went to the second floor where gunshots were ringing out. Eric, Deputy Chief of Police, said that they had been called by authorities. Dalgleish speaking at a press conference.
The shooter appeared to have killed himself with a gun and a rifle. Eric Dalgleish reports that the suspect is a black man between 35 and 40 years old.
A resident who lives just behind the scene of the murder said that she saw the helicopters and heard many other noises. She added, "I was there earlier on the day." She expressed relief at the speed and efficiency with which the police responded.
"There was no hesitation. "The [police] response to the incident was swift and strong," she stated, while Uvalde's time taken by police to intervene is being investigated and reviewed.
Joe Biden was kept informed about the shooting by the White House. The White House said it is closely monitoring the situation and providing assistance to local authorities.
This shooting follows a massacre at Uvalde Elementary School by a gunman and a racist attack that left 10 people from the black community dead in Buffalo, upstate New York.