At least three people were killed by a gunman on the campus of a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, police said, adding that Americans are still in mourning over the shooting at a school in Texas a week ago.
The gunman, who was armed with a rifle, was also killed in the incident, police said.
“We can confirm that four people, including a gunman, were killed in an active shooting on St. Francis Hospital campus. Officers are still clearing the building. More information will follow,” Tulsa police tweeted from their official account.
Earlier, Police Capt. Richard Meulenberg said officers considered the incident “disastrous”, with “several” people being shot and “multiple injured.”
U.S. President Joe Biden has been briefed on the Tulsa shooting, the White House said in a statement, adding that the administration has offered assistance to local officials.
The shootings are the latest in a series of deadly attacks by gunmen that rocked the United States last month.
May 14 – A white supremacist kills 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, targeting African Americans. The shooter survived and is facing charges.
Ten days later, an AR-15 gunman detonated his explosives at a school in Uvala, Texas, killing 21 people – including 19 young children – before being shot by law enforcement.
Gun control in the United States has met with strong resistance from most Republicans and some rural Democrats.
But Biden – who visited Uvalade over the weekend – promised to “push” for reform earlier this week, saying: “I think things have gotten so bad that everyone is becoming more rational about it.”
Some key federal lawmakers have also expressed cautious optimism, and a bipartisan team of senators worked over the weekend to pursue possible areas of compromise.
They are said to be focusing on legislation to increase gun buying age or to allow the police to remove guns from people they see as a threat to themselves or others – but with a complete ban on high-powered rifles, both in Ubal and in both cases. No. The buffalo.
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