AR-15 used in Tulsa shooting purchased that same day: report

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AR-15 used in Tulsa shooting purchased that same day: report

One of the two weapons found at the scene of Wednesday’s deadly hospital shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was purchased that same day, CNN reported Thursday.

The weapon is an AR-15-pattern rifle, three anonymous government sources told the outlet.

A second weapon found at the scene — a handgun — was purchased on May 29.

Tulsa police have said both weapons appear to have been used in the rampage, which killed four people in an orthopedic office on the second floor of the Natalie Medical Building at St. Francis Hospital.

Police have not yet identified the gunman, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities executed a search warrant at a home in Muskogee, some 45 miles southeast of Tulsa, in connection with the shooting, Tulsa police said.

Emergency personnel respond to a shooting at the Natalie Medical Building
Emergency personnel respond to a shooting at the Natalie Medical Building on Wednesday.
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Tulsa Police talk to a young man at Memorial High School as he waits to be reunited with a family member who was evacuated from the scene of a shooting at the Natalie Medical Building
Tulsa Police talk to a young man at Memorial High School as he waits to be reunited with a family member who was evacuated from the scene of the shooting at the Natalie Medical Building.
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An AR-15 was found at the site of the shooting -- that was reportedly purchased the same day.
An AR-15 was found at the site of the shooting — that was reportedly purchased the same day.
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Tulsa Police Department Capt. Richard Meulenberg described the scene at the medical facility as “catastrophic.”
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Police had initially responded to a report of a man inside the building with a rifle and a handgun before it escalated into an active shooter situation, cops said.

They arrived in three minutes and made contact with the shooter immediately.

According to Tulsa police, the scene was limited to the second floor of the building, part of which included the orthopedic office.

The Natalie building also houses an outpatient surgery center and a breast health center.

Tulsa Police Department Capt. Richard Meulenberg described the scene at the medical facility as “catastrophic.”

With Post wires

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