Four killed in St Francis Hospital, Oklahoma in gun rampage

Four killed in St Francis Hospital, Oklahoma in gun rampage

Four killed in St Francis Hospital, Oklahoma in gun rampage

Police: Four killed in Oklahoma in new US gun rampage

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  • A man armed with a rifle and handgun opened fire inside a St Francis Hospital in Oklahoma.
  • Four people were killed in the latest series of mass shootings in the United States.
  • Gun regulation faces deep resistance in the US, from most Republicans and some rural-state Democrats.
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An armed man fired, killing four people with a rifle and a handgun inside a St Francis Hospital, Oklahoma on Wednesday. The information is the latest in a string of mass shootings throughout the country.

Tulsa’s deputy police chief Eric Dalgleish told reporters outside St Francis Hospital that the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound.

Dalgleish said police were still attempting to figure out who the individual was. However, they are aware that he was between the ages of 35 and 40.

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The shooting comes just eight days after an 18-year-old man armed with an automatic rifle opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. He ended up killing 19 children and two teachers before being fatally shot.

When authorities learned of the attack, the St Francis Hospital was shut down on Wednesday afternoon.

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Nicholas O’Brien, a Tulsa resident whose mother was in a nearby building at the time of the shooting talked to the reporters regarding the scene.

“They were rushing people out. I don’t know if some of them were injured or just have been injured during the shooting, but some of them couldn’t walk very well. But they were just kind of wobbling and stumbling and getting them out of there,” he said.

“I was pretty anxious. So once I got here and then I heard that she (his mother) was OK, the shooter had been shot and was down, I felt a lot better. It still is horrible what happened,” O’Brien said.

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Furthermore, President Joe Biden had been updated on the Tulsa incident and that the administration had provided help to local officials.

Despite recent major shootings, most Republicans and some Democrats in rural areas in the United States oppose gun regulation.

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Biden, who spent the weekend in Uvalde, promised earlier this week to “continue to fight” for reform. He said, “I think things have become so awful that everybody is getting more rational about it.”

Some senior federal lawmakers expressed cautious hope. And, a bipartisan group of senators worked all weekend to find areas of agreement.

They were apparently focusing on measures that would raise the age of gun purchases. They allow authorities to take guns away from those deemed a threat to themselves or others. It is rather than an outright ban on high-powered rifles, like the ones used in Uvalde and Buffalo.

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