Tulsa Gunman Bought Gun Hours Before Shooting His Physician and 3 Others
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A gunman killed four people and himself at a hospital campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday, police said.
Two of the four victims were doctors, including a surgeon whom the shooter blamed for ongoing pain following a May back surgery. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said responding officers found a letter on the shooter’s body explaining his “clear” motive.
Franklin said the gunman legally bought a .40-caliber pistol from a pawn shop on Sunday, as well as a semiautomatic AR-15 style rifle from a gun store at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, about 3 hours before the shooting. Franklin said both weapons were found at the scene.
Coverage was widespread, prominently featured and generally balanced across the spectrum on Thursday afternoon. Coverage from left-rated outlets often mentioned a statistic from the Gun Violence Archive listing this shooting as one of 233 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2022.
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From the LeftTulsa gunman bought AR-15-style rifle hours before using it to kill his former doctor, 3 others
A gunman who killed four people at a Tulsa hospital Wednesday targeted a doctor who had treated him and bought the AR-15-style rifle used in the shooting on the day of the attack, police said.
Michael Louis was armed with a rifle, which he had purchased at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and a handgun when he went to St. Francis Hospital shortly before 5 p.m., officials said.
From the CenterGunman bought rifle on the same day he killed 4 people, Tulsa police chief says
Two orthopedic surgeons, a medical office staffer and a patient visitor were killed in a mass shooting Wednesday on the campus of Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa.
The gunman reportedly was able to purchase a semi-automatic rifle just hours before the slayings targeting a specific physician, according to investigators.
Mayor G.T. Bynum and officials from Saint Francis Health System and Tulsa Police Department offered more details Thursday on the shooting that left four innocent people dead, as well as the gunman.
The victims were identified by Tulsa Police Chief...
From the RightTulsa gunman Michael Louis targeted doctor who had operated on him: cops
A deranged gunman with a rifle and a handgun who killed four people at an Oklahoma medical building targeted a doctor who previously operated on him “and anyone who got in his way,” authorities said Thursday.
The gunman, identified as Michael Louis, opened fire at about 5 p.m. Wednesday at an orthopedic office on the second floor of the Natalie Medical Building at Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa, Police Chief Wendell Franklin told reporters at a press conference.