At least three people were killed by a gunman at a hospital campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, police said, as Americans grapple with grief and anger over the shooting at the hospital. a school in Texas just over a week ago.
The gunman, who was armed with a rifle, was also killed in the incident, police said, without clarifying whether he was shot by law enforcement officers or filmed himself. his weapon.
“We can confirm four people have died, including the shooter, in an active shooting situation at the St. Francis hospital campus. Officers are still clearing the building. More information needed. for tracking,” Tulsa police tweeted from their official account.
Earlier, police captain Richard Meulenberg said officers were treating the scene as “catastrophic”, with “several” people being shot and “multiple injuries.”
US President Joe Biden has been briefed on the Tulsa shooting, the White House said in a statement, adding that the administration had offered to assist local officials.
The shooting is the latest in a string of deadly attacks by gunmen that have rocked the United States over the past month.
On May 14, a white extremist targeting African-Americans killed 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. The shooter survived and is facing charges.
Ten days later, a gunman armed with an AR-15 stormed a school in Uvalde, Texas, and killed 21 people – 19 of them young children – before being shot dead by law enforcement.
Gun regulation faces deep opposition in the United States, from most Republicans and some Democrats in rural states.
But Biden – who visited Uvalde over the weekend – vowed earlier this week to “continue to push” reform, saying: “I think things have gotten so bad that people are being more rational. about it.”
Several key federal lawmakers have also expressed cautious optimism, and a bipartisan group of senators worked throughout the weekend to pursue areas of possible compromise.
They are said to be focusing on legislation to raise the age to buy guns or allow police to take guns away from people deemed a threat to themselves or others – but not an outright ban on guns. field as large as the weapon used in both the Uvalde and the Buffalo.
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