Tulsa shooting latest updates: Bomb threat after police confirm five dead in hospital shooting

Shooting in Tulsa: five dead in the attack on a medical clinic

Police have confirmed a possible bomb scare in the city tied to the mass shooting at a Tulsa medical facility on Wednesday in which five people as well as the shooter were killed.

“We are at the scene at 3325 Park Place North in reference to a possible indoor bomb,” Muskogee Police Department spokeswoman Lynn Hamlin said.

“At this time, we have evacuated the house and asked everyone in the area to stay at home.”

A man armed with a rifle and a handgun killed four people inside the campus of St Francis Hospital before turning the gun on himself, police said.

“Earlier this afternoon, we responded to a call about a man with a rifle at the Natalie Building of St. Francis Hospital. It turned into an active shooter situation,” the Tulsa Police Department wrote on Facebook.

“At this point we can confirm that the shooter is down at this time. Officers are currently scanning all rooms in the building for additional threats. We know there are multiple injuries, and potentially multiple casualties.

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Senator James Lankford sends his condolences to the victims of the shooting

Offering condolences to the families of the shooting victims, Republican Senator James Lankford said, “Cindy and I are heartbroken to hear the devastating news from Tulsa tonight.”

“We pray for the families of lives that were taken far too soon and for a full recovery for those who were injured today,” he said.



It is difficult to assimilate the anger that motivates someone to commit such violence, especially in a place that provides care and healing.

James Lankford

The senator added that he was in touch with Tulsa officials as he praised law enforcement “for their quick response to prevent any further loss of life.”

Namita Sing |June 2, 2022 6:23 a.m.

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“Senseless act of violence and hatred”

In a statement condemning the Tulsa shooting, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said it was “a senseless act of violence and hatred.”

“Sarah and I pray for the families of those who lost their lives and for those who were injured,” he said.

“I am grateful for the quick and courageous actions of the Tulsa Police Department and other first responders who did their best to contain a terrible situation.”

The governor added that he offered Mayor GT Bynum ‘every state resource that may be needed’ as he urged Oklahoma residents to ‘come together in support’ of those affected by the violence .

Namita Sing |June 2, 2022 6:16 a.m.

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Witness recalls when he realized the shooting was happening inside the hospital campus

Philip Tankersley, 27, was leaving his father’s room at nearby Saint Francis Hospital around 5 p.m. when hospital staff said there was an active shooter in the building across the street. street, locked the doors and warned them to stay away from the windows.

Mr Tankersley said he and his mother sheltered in his father’s hospital room for more than an hour, trying to learn bits of information from newscasts and passing nurses.

In this handout photo courtesy of the Tulsa Police Department taken June 1, 2022, officers respond to a call for a man with a rifle at the Natalie Building

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He said they heard “money code” and “level 1 trauma” announced over the hospital speakers and wondered if they were safe in the room. same room as me,” he said.

“But it was definitely a ‘it’s happening here’ moment.”

Namita Sing |June 2, 2022 5:42 a.m.

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What do we know about the Tulsa Medical Building

St Francis Health System closed its campus Wednesday afternoon after receiving reports of an active shooter at the Natalie Medical Building.

The Natalie Pavilion houses an outpatient surgery center and a breast health center.

An orthopedic clinic is also located on the second floor where officers discovered the shooter and several victims.

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a shooting on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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“This campus is sacred ground for our community,” Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum said. “For decades, this campus has been a place where heroes come to work every day to save the lives of people in our community.”

Namita Sing |June 2, 2022 5:27 a.m.

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Police responded to the call in about three minutes

Police responded to the call about three minutes after dispatchers received the report at 4:52 p.m. and made contact with the shooter about five minutes later at 5:01 p.m., the deputy police department chief said. of Tulsa, Eric Dalgleish.

“The officers who arrived heard gunshots in the building, and that’s what led them to the second floor.” Police Captain Richard Meulenberg also said several people were injured and the medical complex was a “catastrophic scene”.

In this handout photo courtesy of the Tulsa Police Department taken June 1, 2022, police and emergency personnel respond to a call about a man with a rifle at the Natalie Building

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The exact number of injured was not immediately available.

Police and hospital officials said they were not ready to identify the dead.

Namita Sing |June 2, 2022 5:17 a.m.

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White House says Biden was briefed on shooting

ICYMI: “President Biden was briefed on the shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The White House is monitoring the situation closely and has contacted state and local authorities to offer their support,” said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

Graeme MassieJune 2, 2022 5:05 a.m.

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Muskogee police confirm possible bomb threat in town

Muskogee police have linked a possible bomb threat in the city to the mass shooting in Tulsa.

“We are at the scene at 3325 Park Place North in reference to a possible bomb inside,” Muskogee Police Department spokeswoman Lynn Hamlin was quoted as saying. Tulsa World.

“At this time, we have evacuated the house and asked everyone in the area to stay at home.”

Namita Sing |June 2, 2022 05:02

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Tulsa shooting: Everything we know about the hospital attack that killed three

ICYMI: Another fatal shooting has hit America, following tragic incidents this month in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.

Three people were killed Wednesday in a deadly gun attack at a medical building in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The shooter also died at the scene, according to police.

Josh Marcus has everything we know so far:

Graeme MassieJune 2, 2022 04:30

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Tulsa police received active shooter training following Uvalde

ICYMI: Fox23 says that following the Uvalde Elementary School massacre last week, the Tulsa Police Department held active gunnery training at schools that are now closed for summer vacation.

Graeme MassieJune 2, 2022 4:04 a.m.

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Police confirm shooter dead

ICYMI: “Earlier this afternoon, we responded to a call about a man with a rifle at the Natalie Building of St. Francis Hospital. It turned into an active shooter situation. At this point, we can confirm that the shooter is down at this time. Officers are currently scanning all rooms in the building for additional threats. We know there are multiple injuries and potentially multiple casualties,” TPD wrote on Facebook.

Graeme MassieJune 2, 2022 3:34 a.m.

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