Police in Oklahoma have confirmed that the perpetrator of a Tulsa shooting claimed the lives of four people before succumbing to a self-inflicted wound in the nation's third mass shooting in less than four weeks.
The recent spate of shootings began on May 14 when a racially-motivated shooter killed 10 people in a Buffalo, New York supermarket. The nation was further devastated when a teenaged gunman fatally shot 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
But while the latter of these incidents has drawn horrified reactions and inspired beautiful acts of charity from other communities, the most recent incident in Tulsa is still being processed by the city's residents.
The medical center where this shooting took place is considered a center of its community and a "sacred ground," leaving frustrated citizens wondering where they can truly be safe.