TULSA, Okla. – A shooting at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, resulted in multiple injuries and casualties Wednesday afternoon, according to the Tulsa Police Department.
Officers responded after reports came in about a man armed with a rifle at the Natalie Building in the hospital, police said.
The department confirmed the shooter is dead. Investigators said they believe the death was a suicide.
A deputy stated four others were killed aside from the gunman, despite a three-minute response time by police.
The deputy added that the shooter appeared to have fired both a handgun and a rifle during the shooting.
According to the Associated Press, Tulsa police Capt. Richard Meulenberg said multiple people were wounded and that “some unfortunately were killed,” calling the scene “catastrophic.”
Residents were asked to stay away from the area as officers continue to clear the building, with family members and friends being told to go to the nearby Memorial High School for a reunification site.
“Officers are currently going through every room in the building checking for additional threats,” police said.
This is an ongoing investigation. News 6 will provide updates as they become available.