TULSA, Oklahoma –
Three people were killed Wednesday in a shooting at a Tulsa medical building on a hospital campus, a police captain said.
Capt. Richard Meulenberg confirmed the number of dead. Meulenberg said the shooter also was dead.
It was unclear how the shooter died.
“Officers are currently going through every room in the building checking for additional threats,” police said in a Facebook post just before 6 p.m. “We know there are multiple injuries, and potentially multiple casualties.”
Meulenberg also said multiple people were wounded and that the medical complex was a “catastrophic scene.”
St. Francis Health System locked down its campus Wednesday afternoon because of the situation at the Natalie Medical Building. The Natalie building houses an outpatient surgery centre and a breast health centre.
Aerial footage from a TV helicopter appeared to show first responders wheeling someone on a stretcher away from the hospital building.
Dozens of of police cars could be seen outside the hospital complex, and authorities shut down traffic as the investigation went on.
A reunification centre for families to find their loved ones was set up at a nearby high school.
Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also at the scene, a spokesperson said.