Five dead and several wounded in shooting at Tulsa medical building

The death toll increases after the shooting at a Tulsa, Oklahoma hospital. “We have four civilians who are dead and we have a shoot...

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  • The death toll increases after the shooting at a Tulsa, Oklahoma hospital.
  • “We have four civilians who are dead and we have a shooter who is dead,” authorities said.
  • Initial reports suggest that the shooter killed himself.

At least five people died and several were injured on Wednesday in a shooting at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Local police reported that the shooter died at the scene.

“We have four civilians who are dead and we have one shooter who is dead,” Tulsa Deputy Police Chief Eric Dalgleish told the media. Dalgleish specified that the initial investigation indicates that the shooter killed himself, according to the EFE agency.

A possible motive for the shooting

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The person in charge explained that the shooting occurred on the second floor of the building, located in the facilities of the Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. According to what City Councilor Jayme Fowler told CNN, the assailant, who was carrying a rifle and a pistol, was looking for a doctor who worked there. Police have not confirmed this information.

Dalgleish pointed out that the identity of the shooter, a Black man between 35 and 40 years old, who arrived at the hospital at 4:40 p.m. local time (9:40 p.m. GMT), is still unknown.

Wave of violence

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The recent wave of gun violence across the country, including the killing of 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school eight days ago at the hands of an 18-year-old gunman wielding an AR-style semi-automatic rifle, has led Democratic leaders to amplify their calls for tighter restrictions on guns. Meanwhile Republicans emphasize more fortifying schools.

The division reflects a partisan divide that has stymied action in Congress and many state capitols on how best to respond to a record number of gun-related deaths in the United States, according to The Associated Press.

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