Nurse dies in Minnesota clinic shooting

1 victim discharged, 3 others in critical condition; man was reportedly known to police

A nurse has died after being shot Tuesday inside a health clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, according to a Minneapolis news outlet.

At least four others were wounded Tuesday morning after a gunman opened fire, according to reports.

One of those victims has been discharged and the other three reportedly are in critical condition, according to reporter Callan Gray.

Gregory Ulrich, 67, of Buffalo was taken into custody after surrendering to authorities, according to WCCO CBS 4 in Minnesota. He remains in the Wright County Jail. Police believe he acted alone.

Ulrich was known to police and allegedly was consumed by “anti-government sentiments,” according to Fox 9 reporter Paul Blume.

The Associated Press reported Ulrich may have been unhappy with the care he’d received at area health centers in recent years.

The shooting happened at the clinic’s Crossroads campus, reports said.

North Memorial Health spokeswoman Abigail Greenheck said multiple victims were brought to its hospital in Robbinsdale. She did not say how many or what condition they were in. Allina Health spokesman Timothy Burke declined to say if any victims were brought to its Buffalo hospital.

At least four homemade bombs were found detonated inside the Allina Health Clinic outside Minneapolis shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, reports said.

Witnesses described a harrowing scene.

One woman said she arrived at the clinic to drop off her mother when two nurses came running out the front door of the building and jumped into her car to escape.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz confirmed that bombs were used during the attack.

Some early accounts put the total number of injured as high as 15, however, that toll was unconfirmed.

The Star Tribune was the first to report that a bomb had exploded at the clinic. A bomb threat was also reported at a nearby Super 8 Motel, early accounts said.

Witnesses said they heard several explosions in the area.

Nearby schools were placed on lockdown.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were investigating, along with FBI explosives technicians and a bomb squad from the Minneapolis Police Department.

About 15,000 people live in Buffalo, which is 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

Information provided by The Associated Press was used to compile this report.

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