In the United States, a man opened fire again, killing and injuring several people. According to the police, the crime took place in a hospital. The United States is currently being shaken by a whole series of killing sprees.
A man opened fire at a hospital in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, police said, injuring or killing several people. "We can confirm that four people are dead, including the shooter," the police said on Wednesday evening (local time). The police had previously reported several injuries and possibly several deaths.
Police officers are currently searching the building that belongs to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, sources said. Police said officers were called to the hospital about a man armed with a gun. Nothing was initially known about the background.
The United States is currently being rocked by a spate of acts in which gunmen open fire and kill several people. Just last Tuesday, an 18-year-old opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. The gunman holed himself up in a classroom and killed 19 children and two teachers before being shot dead by the police himself.
A few days earlier, a gunman opened fire in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing ten people and injuring three others. According to investigators, the act was racially motivated - 11 of the 13 victims were black. Prosecutors said charges would be brought against the suspected shooter this Thursday in Buffalo.
The Uvalde killing spree in particular has once again fueled the debate about tightening gun laws in the USA. US President Joe Biden - a Democrat - has spoken out in favor of it. For years, however, many Republicans have opposed stricter regulations, such as a ban on assault rifles.
The US has long struggled with massive levels of gun violence. In 2020, gun injuries were the number one killer of children and adolescents in the United States, ahead of traffic accidents.