In a shocking shooting incident, at least four individuals were killed in a hospital campus in US’s Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Wednesday. The shooter, according to the authorities, is also dead.
“We can confirm four persons have died in the active shooting situation at St. Francis hospital campus, including the shooter,” Tulsa Police stated in a statement on Wednesday.
According to a previous Facebook post from the Tulsa Police Department, authorities reacted to a complaint of a guy armed with a rifle at the Natalie Medical Building, a physicians’ office building on the St. Francis Hospital campus.
In the United States, there has been an increase in the number of shootouts.
Earlier on Tuesday, an elderly woman was killed and two others were injured when gunshots erupted at a high school graduation ceremony in New Orleans.
Prior to that, several individuals, including 19 children, were slain in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last week.
Notably, US President Joe Biden sought advise from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday on how to combat violence in the US, as gun events have been on the rise in recent days.
Biden alluded to the 51 people killed in mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2019. Following the tragedy, New Zealand banned military-style firearms. A gun buyback programme was also implemented.
During his discussion with Arden in the Oval Office, Biden said, “We need your guidance.”
“Your leadership has taken on a key role in this world stage — and it truly has — rallying action on climate change; the global fight to prevent violence, extremism, and terrorism, like what happened in Christchurch,” he continued.