A gunman carrying a rifle and a handgun entered the St. Francis Hospital campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, and opened fire, killing four people. Amongst the deceased was Amanda Glenn, a receptionist at the Warren Clinic.
Tulsa Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish said in a press conference that authorities responded to the campus at 4.56 pm on Wednesday after receiving multiple reports about an active shooter. They found several people with gunshot wounds. Four victims succumbed to gunshot injuries. The shooter, identified by authorities as Michael Lewis, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Glenn was from Sand Springs, a western suburb of Tulsa. She graduated from Charles Page High School in 2000. She worked as a receptionist at the office of Dr. Preston Phillips on the campus of the Saint Francis Health System.
Beau Glenn, her husband, also graduated from the same school. The couple has two sons. Their oldest son, Gabe Glenn, is a member of the Class of 2022 and graduated last month. Their younger son is named Ian Glenn. Not much is known about him.
Dr. Preston Phillips was reportedly the gunman’s primary target. Lewis underwent back surgery at the hospital on May 19 and was released five days later. The surgery was performed by Dr. Preston Phillips. In the next few days, Lewis called the hospital multiple times to complain of severe pain before meeting the doctor again on May 31. The next morning, he bought a semi-automatic rifle from a local gun store, then entered the campus, and opened fire.
Authorities believe the suspect, who was unable to bear the pain, wanted to kill the doctor who performed the surgery.