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At least four people were killed in a hospital campus shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to police

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At least four people were killed in a hospital campus shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to police

At least four were killed in a shooting on a hospital campus in , , on Wednesday evening, according to police.

The gunman, according to police, is also dead. Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish of the Tulsa Police Department stated at a press conference that authorities believe the shooter’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

Several other people were hurt, but no one was seriously hurt, according to police Capt. Richard Meulenberg on Wednesday night.

Dalgleish said dispatchers received a call about an active shooter at the Natalie Medical Building, a physicians’ office building on the St. Francis Hospital campus, shortly after 4:50 p.m. local time.

According to Dalgleish, officers arrived on the scene within minutes and made contact with the victims and suspect about five minutes later. According to the deputy chief, when the officers arrived, they heard shots inside the building and were directed to the second floor.

“The scene is pretty much limited to one section of that floor,” Dalgleish explained. Dalgleish claims that at least part of the scene took place on that floor, in an orthopedic office.

He also stated that no officers had been hurt.

According to Dalgleish, investigators are interviewing witnesses who were present in the building. He claimed that one of the witnesses was found locked in a closet.

According to Dalgleish, police are “getting close” to identifying the suspect, who was carrying a rifle and a handgun. “Both weapons appear to have been fired at some point,” the deputy chief said.

According to Meulenberg, authorities notified the victims’ families on Wednesday night.

“It’s a terrible tragedy,” said Meulenberg. “I’m extremely proud of the officers for arriving so quickly and potentially saving more lives today.”

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum expressed gratitude to the first responders, saying they “did not hesitate today to respond to this act of .”

“The men and women of the Tulsa Police Department did not hesitate,” the mayor said.

‘It’s just insane.’

Earlier Wednesday, Meulenberg stated that authorities had to evacuate “multiple floors” of the building.

“It was just craziness inside, with hundreds of rooms and hundreds of people trying to get out,” Meulenberg said Wednesday night on CNN.

Memorial High School, west of LaFortune Park, has been designated as a reunification site for family members and .

“There is nothing this community can do for us other than pray for the families, loved ones, and victims of this senseless act,” Saint Francis System CEO Cliff Robertson said at a news conference.

President has been briefed on the shooting, according to a White House official. The White House is monitoring the situation closely and has reached out to state and local officials to offer assistance.

According to the ATF Dallas Field Division on , the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is also on the scene.

“What happened today in Tulsa is a senseless act of violence and hatred,” Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said on Twitter. “I am grateful to the Tulsa Police Department and other first responders for acting quickly and bravely to contain a terrible situation.”

According to a statement posted on by Saint Francis Health System, all appointments in certain locations scheduled before noon Thursday have been canceled “to allow our staff and caregivers the opportunity to process today’s tragic incidents.”

According to the system, “the Warren Clinic Orthopedic offices in the Natalie Building will also be closed for the remainder of the week.”

“I just knew it was going to be a shooting,” she says.

Debra Proctor was in another building on the hospital campus waiting for a doctor’s appointment when she heard police sirens.

When she stepped outside, first responders were lined up everywhere, she told CNN. Proctor, who has been a registered nurse for over 40 years, described the scene as “shocking.”

“Police were all over the parking lot and surrounding blocks,” said Proctor. “They were still on their way when I left.”

Tulsa native Kalen Davis was stuck in traffic around 5 p.m. local time when she noticed several police vehicles responding to the scene.

In a she shared with CNN, authorities can be seen running toward a building with their guns drawn. Two officers are seen taking long guns from their trunks as more emergency vehicles arrive.

Davis, 45, told CNN, “I just knew it was going to be a shooting situation because I saw cops running around with rifles.” “That’s when I burst into tears.”

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