Tulsa Hospital Shooting Suspect Michael Louis Left Note, Cops Say


The Tulsa hospital shooter has been identified as 45-year-old Michael Louis.

Police say Louis killed four people with a rifle Wednesday and was targeting a doctor who recently performed surgery on him. Louis then produced a handgun and took his own life, police said.

The gunfire broke out around 5:00 PM local time at the Natalie Medical Building at Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa.

Dr. Preston Phillips was Louis’ main target, police said. Adding, he was shooting anyone who “stood in his way.”

The other victims were identified as Dr. Stephanie Husen, Amanda Glenn, a receptionist, and William Love, a patient.

Dr. Preston Phillips
Amanda Green
Dr. Stephanie J. Husen
William Love

Just hours before the shooting spree, Louis purchased the semi-automatic rifle from a gun store and bought a handgun on May 29 from a pawn shop, authorities said.

Police Chief Wendell Franklin said officers located a letter on Louis that “made it clear that he came in with the intent to kill Dr. Phillips and anyone who got in his way. He blamed Dr. Phillips for the ongoing pain following the [back] surgery.”

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The investigation is ongoing.

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