Lhe United States is once again bereaved by a tragic attack. At least five people were killed on Wednesday 1er June in a shooting at the site of a hospital in southern Tulsa, Oklahoma, local police said, saying the suspect is also dead. ” We now have five kills, including the shooter »Tulsa police announced on Twitter, after an initial report showed four dead.
Authorities in Oklahoma’s second-largest city responded immediately at 4:56 p.m. headed to the second floor of a building where gunshots rang out, Deputy Police Chief Eric Dalgleish said at a press conference. The shooter was armed with a rifle and a pistol, and appears to have committed suicide on the spot, according to the same source. The suspect, who has not yet been identified by authorities, is a black man between the ages of 35 and 40, according to Eric Dalgleish.
” I saw the helicopters and I heard all kinds of noises »told Agence France-Presse Elizabeth Buchner, 43, who lives in a house just behind the building where the killing took place. ” I was there earlier in the day »added this legal assistant, who said she was relieved by the speed and efficiency of the police intervention.
UPDATE — we now have 5 dead, including the shooter, in the active shooter situation at the Natalie Building on the St. Francis Hospital Campus.
— Tulsa Police (@TulsaPolice) June 2, 2022
A recurring scourge
” There was no hesitation. The answer [policière] was quick and strong », underlined Elizabeth Buchner, while in Uvalde, after the bloody massacre in a primary school, the response time of the police, considered too long, is the subject of an investigation and many criticisms. US President Joe Biden has been kept informed of the shooting, announced the White House, which says it is monitoring the situation closely and offering local authorities the assistance they need.
A member of the Oklahoma parliament, Melissa Provenzano, also welcomed the rapid police response, four minutes having passed between the call for emergency services and the intervention. “It could have been a lot worse,” she told CNN. But “we deserve much better than this,” she added. “These things can be avoided; and it’s time to wake up and face this. »
This shooting therefore comes just over a week after a massacre at a school in Uvalde, Texas, in which an 18-year-old man killed 19 children and 2 teachers. In the United States, shootings in public places are a recurring scourge that successive governments have so far been powerless to stem.