Tulsa clinic shooting: The attacker went to kill a doctor who operated on him for a back injury

Tulsa, Oklahoma. – Tulsa police revealed, Thursday, that the gunman killed four people at a health center in that city, Oklahoma. He went to the scene to kill a doctor who blamed him for the pain he suffered after back surgery.

attacker Michael Lewis, I entered the campus building Saint Francis Health System with An AR-15 rifle he bought yesterday And they opened fire. the total, Two doctors and two other people were killed, Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said at a news conference. Later You are free

aggressor 45 years old from Muskogee, Oklahoma. He insistently called the clinic complaining of pain She specifically targeted the doctor who performed the surgery, Franklin said, noting that Lewis had a message with him yesterday declaring his desire to fend off Phillips. The letter “made it clear that he entered with the intent to kill Dr. Phillips and everyone else who stood in his way.” Franklin said. He blamed Dr. Phillips for the continued pain after the surgery.

Dr. Preston Phillips was the target of a Tulsa shooterSaint Francis Health System

Lewis killed Dr. Phillips as well as Dr. Stephanie Husseinreceptionist Amanda Glenn and the patient William Love.

Phillips was an orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgeries and joint reconstruction, According to the profile on the clinic’s website. She also served as the lead medic for the NBA women’s team in Tulsa before the franchise rolled out of the state, according to Tulsa World.

Dr. Stephanie J.  Hussein in the attack.
Dr. Stephanie J. Hussein in the attack.Saint Francis Health System

Dr Cliff Robertson, President and CEO of St. Francis Health System, described Phillips as a “witty gentleman” and “a gentleman of We should all strive to imitate herIn addition, he stated that the other three dead people were “the three best people in the entire world” and that “They don’t deserve to die this way.”

The police think that Louis He bought his guns legallyFranklin noted. The AR semi-automatic rifle was purchased the same afternoon as the shooting and pistol last Sunday.

A gunman opened fire on a clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma;  Police confirmed that the attacker was among the dead.
A gunman opened fire on a clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Police confirmed that the attacker was among the dead.

The accident occurred in Tulsa after Two mass shootings shocked Americans — the attack on a school in Ovaldi, Texas, and another on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York — and reopened an old debate about tighter gun ownership and the role of mental health in the epidemic of gun violence that has plagued the country.

Democratic leaders expanded their calls for Tighter restrictions on guns Since the Uvald shooting, while the Republicans Emphasizing more safety in schools. This split reflects the partisan divide that has stymied work in Congress and many state capitols over how best to respond to a record number of gun-related deaths in the United States.

Flowers and candles at a memorial site outside Robb Elementary School honoring the victims of the school shooting, in Ovaldi, Texas
Flowers and candles at a memorial site outside Robb Elementary School honoring the victims of the school shooting, in Ovaldi, Texas

Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Thursday called a special session to consider gun safety legislation, but that is unlikely to happen in the Republican-controlled legislature that has lobbied for years to relax restrictions on firearms.

The Republican Governor Kevin Stitt, who is running for re-election, said last week after the Texas shooting that it was too early to talk about gun policy. A pro-gun group, Oklahoma’s Second Amendment Association, is an influential force in the state capitol, and the first bill that State signed into law after taking office in 2019 was a measure Most adults are allowed to carry firearms openly without background checks or training.

since january, There were twelve shooting incidents in which four or more people were killed, According to the Associated Press/USA TODAY/Northeastern University mass murder database. I left those shootings 76 dead They include 31 adults and children in Buffalo, Texas, according to the database. The death toll does not include suspects in the shooting.

Reuters and the Associated Press

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