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Shooting at a medical center in the United States: there are four dead

A man armed with a rifle opened fire inside a health center in Tulsa, in the United States, and as a consequence of the attack there were four deathsincluding the shooter. This was reported this afternoon by the local police. In addition, there is an unspecified number of wounded.

Tulsa Police Captain Richard Meulenberg confirmed that the suspect is one of the dead, reported the AP agency. He also said that the situation should have been treated as “a catastrophic scene”.

He explained that the police officers were floor by floor and room by room to rescue people and make sure there were no additional threats there.

The situation broke out in the afternoon, around 5:30 p.m., when the police received a call about a man armed with a rifle in the Natalie Medical Building at Saint Francis Hospital.

A shooter opened fire at a Tulsa health center. Police reported multiple injuries and potentially several deaths. Photo: Tulsa Police Department

Tulsa is a city of Tulsa in the state of Oklahoma, located in the central area of ​​the United States. St. Francis Health System was forced to close its campus this afternoon due to the situation in the Natalie building, which houses an ambulatory surgery center and a breast health center.

Tulsa security forces asked to avoid the area of ​​the attack and convened family and friends of those affected at Memorial High School west of LaFortune Park. A reunification center was installed there so that families could find their loved ones.

Aerial footage from a television helicopter showed rescuers carrying a person on a stretcher out of the hospital building. Dozens of police cars could be seen outside the hospital complex, and authorities have closed off vehicles while the investigation continues.

“Right now, we can confirm that the shooter is dead“, wrote the Tulsa Police on its Facebook site, although it did not clarify if he was shot by the agents who arrived at the scene or if he took his own life.

This new shooting takes place while the country continues to recover from the massacre that occurred on May 24, when 19 boys and two teachers were shot dead by an 18-year-old boy at a school in Uvalde (Texas), where the aggressor was killed after For the police.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, promised that he will meet with members of Congress to discuss the issue of firearms control, after what happened in Uvalde, the deadliest school shooting in the United States since Sandy Hook , in which 27 people died, in December 2012.

With information from EFE and AP

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