A gunman opened fire on the second floor of a medical building on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa Wednesday afternoon, killing four people. The shooter was later found dead, authorities said.
Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin shared the names of the four victims in a press conference Thursday.
The victims include:
- Dr. Preston Phillips
- Dr. Stephanie Husen
- Amanda Glenn
- William Love
Authorities also identified the shooter as Michael Lewis.
Phillips is said to be the orthopedic surgeon who performed back surgery on Louis last month. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said at a press conference Thursday that Louis “called several times over several days complaining of pain and wanted additional treatment.” It is believed that Louis opened fire at the hospital with an intention to kill the doctor.
Phillips was a specialist with many decades of experience. He was the section chief of the Warren Clinic. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1990 and specialized in spine disorders, joint reconstruction, and surgical procedures.
According to the Daily Beast, Phillips was praised online as “thorough,” “gracious” and “kind” by several of his patients.
Dr. Ryan Elizabeth Parker, associate chief medical officer at St. Francis, had lunch with Phillips on Tuesday.
“I know that all of my colleagues went into medicine to help people,” Parker said at a press conference Thursday. “…We are supposed to be the ones that are caring for others during tragedies like this. To think that our caregivers were the victims is just incomprehensible to me. They died while serving others. They died in the line of duty.”
Husen, who had over 22 years of experience in the medical field, was a Sports Medicine Specialist in Tulsa. She graduated from Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Services medical school in 2000. She was a part of Saint Francis Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital South. She completed her residency from the Greenville Hospital System/University Of South Carolina.
Glenn was a receptionist at the medical center, and Love was a patient visiting the facility.
Love and Glenn “stood in the way, and Louis gunned them down,” Franklin said.