Tulsa shooting: Three killed at Natalie Medical Building, Oklahoma

At least three people have been killed after a gunman went on a rampage inside a US hospital, leaving a “catastrophic” scene.

At least three people have been killed after a gunman went on a rampage inside a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday night.

Tulsa Police had responded to a report of a man armed with a rifle at the Natalie Medical Building at Saint Francis Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

The call then turned into an active shooter situation.

A Tulsa police officer who had been inside told local outlet FOX23 the shooting happened on a lower floor. Two of the victims appeared to be dressed as a doctor and a nurse, but their official titles were not yet known.

Tulsa City Councilor Jayme Fowler told media outlets the shooter was looking for a specific doctor.

“From what we understand the shooter was, we believe, looking for a particular physician, that was not able to happen so he took the lives of innocent people,” he told CNBC.

Mr Fowler told News On 6, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to those three victims and our police force has been trained, has been prepared for this, and it could have been even worse.”

Mr Fowler said the shooter died by suicide.

“We can confirm four people are deceased, including the shooter, in the active shooting situation at St. Francis hospital campus,” Tulsa Police wrote on Twitter.

“Officers are still clearing the building. More info to follow.”

The Natalie Medical Building is primarily used for sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.

Police said “multiple” people were wounded and “some, unfortunately, were killed”.

They described the scene inside the “catastrophic”, KTUL reported.

The White House said President Joe Biden had been briefed on the shooting.

“The White House is closely monitoring the situation and has reached out to state and local officials to offer support,” a spokesperson said.

Originally published as Three killed in ‘catastrophic’ shooting at Oklahoma medical building

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