Tulsa shoots breaking news: Gunner bought AR-15 hours for kills as Biden calls for assault rifle ban

Tulsa shooting: five killed in attack on medical clinic

Police have identified the suspect and four victims who were killed Wednesday in Tulsa on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital.

Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin told reporters Thursday morning that the suspect Michael Louis wanted to kill Dr Preston Phillips because of recent back surgery and pain he was feeling.

He said the suspect had bought a semi-automatic rifle hours before Wednesday afternoon’s shooting, which killed another doctor, a receptionist and a patient.

Meanwhile, witnesses recall what happened when the gunman armed with a rifle and pistol opened fire and committed suicide.

Officers were on the scene within four minutes to find a “catastrophic scene,” Tulsa police captain Richard Meulenberg said.

Mr. Franklin praised his officers’ actions for doing what they were trained to do: “taking immediate action without hesitation is exactly what our officers do”.

The others killed include Dr. Stephanie J Husen, receptionist Amanda Glenn and hospital patient William Love.

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Tulsa Shooting Highlights Threats Doctors Face Over Care

Physicians are increasingly threatened or subjected to violence by patients who complain of pain, especially in recent years when they have prescribed alternatives to opioids and patients have phased out their addictive painkillers.

More than two-thirds of pain specialists surveyed in a violence education session at a 2019 meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine said a patient threatened them with physical harm at least once a year. Nearly half said they had been threatened for opioid use.

Stuti MishraJune 3, 2022 09:30

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‘Enough’: Biden demands action against gun violence as US schools become ‘battlefields’

President Joe Biden on Thursday called for action against gun violence as the country recovers from a spate of mass shootings, including horrific massacres in New York and Texas.

Here’s a clip from his live address:

‘Enough’: Biden demands action against gun violence as US schools become ‘battlefields’

Stuti MishraJune 3, 2022 09:00

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Tasermaker proposes narcotic drone to stop school shootings

Taser and surveillance company Axon has announced plans to put its weapons on drones as a solution to school shootings in America, sparking immediate criticism.

The proposal was met with objections from the company’s own ethics committee, which questioned the idea of ​​a remote-controlled flying drone armed with a taser.

Axon said Thursday it has “formally begun development of a non-lethal, remotely operated Taser drone system as part of a long-term plan” to stop mass shootings.

Marosha Muzaffar has more.

Stuti MishraJune 3, 2022 08:30

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Two doctors, receptionist and patient killed in Tulsa mass shooting

Three hospital workers and one patient have been identified as the victims of the mass shooting at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, southeastern Oklahoma.

Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin told reporters at a news conference Thursday that two doctors and a receptionist from the Saint Francis Healthcare System were among the four dead.

Also among the victims was a patient who was shot dead by suspected gunman Michael Louis, who was found dead by police with self-inflicted injuries.

The four victims were identified as Dr. Preston Phillips, Dr. Stephanie Husen, receptionist Amanda Glenn, and William Love, the patient.

Gino Spocchia has more details.

Stuti MishraJune 3, 2022 08:00

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What do Buffalo, Uvalde and Tulsa have in common? Weapons purchased legally

It’s hard to miss the similarities.

Recent recordings in Buffalo, New York; Uvalde, Texas; and Tulsa, Oklahoma, were all involved in legally purchased AR-15-style weapons.

the independent‘s John Bowden has this take on one of America’s most infamous and popular weapons.

Stuti MishraJune 3, 2022 07:30

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Everything We Know About the Tulsa Hospital Shooter

The suspected Tulsa gunman named Michael Louis killed five people, including himself, on a hospital campus on June 1, as the nation recovers from a series of mass shootings in the US, including massacres in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York.

He was a patient at the Tulsa Medical Clinic and was admitted to the clinic on May 19 for back surgery. He reportedly called several times to complain about the ensuing pain and sought “additional treatment.”

Louis bought an AR-15 style rifle hours before the attack. He also bought a semi-automatic pistol at a local pawn shop on May 29, the police chief said.

Shweta Sharma has more details here:

Stuti MishraJune 3, 2022 07:00

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US schools and public places have become ‘battlegrounds’, Biden says in call to action against gun violence

#ICYMI President Joe Biden on Thursday called for action against gun violence as the country recovers from a spate of mass shootings, including horrific massacres in New York and Texas.

The president spoke live Thursday night as members of the Senate gathered during the recess to discuss possible compromise legislation in response to the shocking slaughter scenes that have unfolded in a supermarket and elementary school in recent weeks.

Even those shootings, nightmarish as they are, are at risk of reminiscence, given the violence that developed in the days following those attacks in Uvalde and Buffalo, including shootings at a hospital in Tulsa and a high school in Los Angeles.

“There are too many other schools, too many other mundane places that have become killing sites, battlefields here in America,” Biden said from the White House on Thursday.

John Bowden has the details.

Stuti MishraJune 3, 2022 06:35

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“Thoughts and prayers are important, but not enough,” says Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris, in a speech on Thursday, reiterated the need for “common sense gun safety laws” and claimed that Joe Biden has done more to combat gun violence “than any other president.”

“We all hold the people of Tulsa in our hearts,” said Ms. Harris, “but we also reaffirm our commitment to passing common sense gun safety laws.

“President Biden has taken more executive action to combat gun violence than any other president,” she said. “But we as an administration, or those of us who are here, can’t handle this alone.”



No more excuses. Thoughts and prayers are important, but not enough. We need Congress to act.

(AP)

Stuti MishraJune 3, 2022 06:15

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Multiple people shot in ‘critical incident’ at Wisconsin funeral

Multiple people have been shot in a “critical incident” at a cemetery where a funeral took place in Wisconsin, in yet another shooting incident reported this week.

The incident took place on Thursday afternoon during the funeral at Graceland Cemetery in Racine, police said.

“There are casualties, but it is not known how many at the moment,” Racine police tweeted.

Stuti MishraJune 3, 2022 05:55

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Shooting Outside Iowa Church: Two Dead

Two people and a gunman were killed Thursday night in another shooting reported outside a church in Ames, authorities said.

The church is located near Interstate 35, about 48.28 miles north of Des Moines.

Stuti MishraJune 3, 2022 05:35

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