Gunman shot dead after killing four people at hospital campus

A gunman has been shot dead after killing four people at a hospital campus in Oklahoma.Police were at the scene of the shooting

Tulsa Police also said there had been “multiple injuries” in the shooting at the St Francis hospital campus in Tulsa, and officers were still in the process of clearing the building.

The gunman is believed to have died from a “self-inflicted gunshot wound”.

The shooting had lasted four to five minutes and the suspect, a black man about 35 to 40 years old, used a long rifle and a handgun.

Captain Richard Meulenberg told ABC that police were phoned about a man with a rifle on the second floor of the Natalie Medical Building, which “turned into an active shooter situation”.Tulsa police and firefighters responded to the shooting at the Natalie Medical Building. Pic: AP

He said that when officers arrived on the scene, they found a few people who had been shot.

“A couple were dead at that point,” he said. Mr Meulenberg said one of the victims died “after leaving the scene to try to get medical aid”. So far, police have no reason to believe the gunman was targeting a specific person.

In a post on Facebook just before 6pm (12am UK time), police said officers were “going through every room in the building checking for additional threats”.

St Francis Health System locked down its campus on Wednesday afternoon because of the situation at the Natalie Medical Building, which houses an outpatient surgery centre and a breast health centre.

First responders were seen wheeling someone on a stretcher away from the building in aerial footage from a TV helicopter.

US President Joe Biden has been briefed on the shooting and the White House said it is “closely monitoring the situation”, having reached out to state and local officials to offer support.

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