“At this point, we can confirm that the shooter is dead,” police said in the post, although it is unclear whether the shooting was self-inflicted.
“Authorities are currently checking additional threats in every room of the building,” the post added.
On Wednesday evening, the police cleaned the building through “several sites” and expelled the victims, and Richard Mulberg told the police on Wednesday that “there are hundreds of rooms and hundreds of people inside the building.”
“We see this as a catastrophic event right now,” Mullenberg said.
A reunion site has been set up at Memorial High School west of Lahore Fortune for family and friends, police added.
A White House official said President Joe Biden had been briefed on the shooting. The White House has been closely monitoring the situation and has approached state and local authorities to provide support.
‘I know it’s a shooting’
Debra Proctor was in another building on the hospital campus when she heard police sirens ringing for a doctor’s appointment.
When she came out, first responders lined up everywhere, she told CNN. Proctor, who has been a registered nurse for more than four decades, said it was a “shocking” scene.
“There were police everywhere in the parking lot, with the surrounding blocks up and down,” Proctor said. “They were still coming when I left.”
Cullen Davis, who has lived in Tulsa all his life, was waiting in a traffic jam around 5pm local time when he saw several police cars responding to the scene.
In a video he shared with CNN, he was seen running towards a building as officers pulled guns. Two officers could be seen taking long guns from their trunks as more emergency vehicles rushed to the scene.
“Because I saw police running with guns, I knew it was a shooting situation,” Davis, 45, told CNN. “That’s when I got emotional.”
CNN’s Amanda Jackson, Caitlin Collins and Sheriff Budget contributed to the report.
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