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Tulsa police captain: ‘Multiple’ people wounded, ‘some’ killed in shooting at medical centre

Tulsa police captain: ‘Multiple’ people wounded, ‘some’ killed in shooting at medical centre

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Tulsa: Multiple people were shot at a Tulsa, Oklahoma medical building on a hospital campus and “some unfortunately were killed”, a police captain said.

Tulsa police said in a Facebook post just before 6pm on Wednesday, Tulsa time, the shooter was dead. It was unclear how the shooter died.

“Officers are currently going through every room in the building checking for additional threats,” police said. “We know there are multiple injuries, and potentially multiple casualties.”

Tulsa police Captain Richard Meulenberg said multiple people were wounded and that “some unfortunately were killed.”

He said it was a “catastrophic scene.”

St Francis Health System locked down its campus because of the situation at the Natalie Medical Building. The Natalie building houses an outpatient surgery centre and a breast health centre.

Aerial footage from a TV helicopter appeared to show first responders wheeling someone on a stretcher away from the hospital building.

Dozens of police cars could be seen outside the hospital complex, and authorities shut down traffic as the investigation went on.

A reunification centre for families to find their loved ones was set up at a nearby high school.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also at the scene, a spokesperson said.

The incident comes amid the latest surge in mass shootings in the US. It’s also on the same day that victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed 19 lives, were being buried.

More to come

Reuters