Tulsa gunman targeted doctor he blamed for pain, police say

A gunman who killed his surgeon and three others at a Tulsa medical office blamed the doctor for his persistent pain after a recent back operation and bought an AR-style rifle, police said Thursday. said on Thursday.

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Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said the patient repeatedly called the clinic complaining of pain and specifically targeted the doctor who performed the surgery, then killed himself when police arrived.

Police said the doctor, Dr. Preston Phillips, along with Dr. Stephanie Hussein, receptionist Amanda Glenn and visitor William Love were killed on Wednesday. The attack took place on the campus of St. Francis Health System in Tulsa. The chief identified the shooter as 45-year-old Michael Lewis of Muskogee, Oklahoma.


It was the latest in a series of mass shootings in the United States, including the fatal school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and the attack on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Several mass shootings took place across the…