TULSA, Okla. — The identities of the four victims of the deadly shooting in Tulsa are now known. During a press conference on Thursday morning, city leaders revealed more details of the deadly incident.
45-year-old Michael Louis went to the Natalie Building around 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday to kill Dr. Preston Phillips. He continued shooting others for several minutes after. By the time police arrived, four victims died along with Louis who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Here is what we know about the four victims:
Dr. Preston J. Phillips, MD
Dr. Phillips was mentioned as the main target for the shooting. Louis wrote in a letter the motive behind the shooting was due to his perceived lack of care on Dr. Phillips' part.
A 1990 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Preston Phillips completed two fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in 1986 and 1996. Dr. Phillips earned advanced degrees in organic chemistry and pharmacology, as well as theology from Emory University. Dr. Phillips most recently worked as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an interest in spinal surgery, joint reconstruction – including joint replacement and the treatment of fractures.
Dr. Cliff Robertson, president and CEO of Saint Francis Health System, called Phillips' death "the ultimate loss for Saint Francis and for Tulsa."
Dr. Stephanie J. Husen, D.O.
Dr. Husen is originally from Ponca City. She worked for many years as a physical therapist before going to medical school.
She graduated from OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa with an interest in internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Husen later followed her education with a fellowship in non-operative sports medicine.
Dr. Husen was working in the offices when the shooting started. A bullet penetrated through the walls to hit her and killed her.
Dr. Stephanie Husen was a sports and internal medicine specialist with the Warren Clinic in Tulsa. She graduated from the Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Services medical school in 2000 and completed her residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina.
Dr. Husen completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. The chapter shared the following message on Facebook:
"Today we mourn the loss of one of our own members of PC'92. Our hearts are with the family and loved ones who lost such an incredible woman. She was known and loved by so many and will always be remembered. No words could ever take away the pain of those affected, but know that we are here in full support and will continue to pray."
Glenn was a medical assistant in the orthopedic medical offices.
The Sand Springs High School baseball team posted a dedication to Glenn on Facebook saying:
It is unknown how Glenn became a victim during the shooting.
Amanda Glenn's family describes her as a full-devoted wife and mother, loving sister, and daughter. A true servant's heart, Amanda always put everyone else first. She was the happiest just being with her family, with the most amazing love for her boys and husband. Amanda worked in the medical field for over 18 years. Her family says she was always had the brightest smile and kindest spirit. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Glenn, and two sons, Gabe Glenn and Ian Glenn.
Love was a patient seeking medical care at the time of the shooting.
During Thursday's press conference police say they believe Love tried to prevent the gunman from entering through a doorway and unfortunately became a victim.
William Love was married to Deborah Love on August 13th, 1967. He was a retired Army First Sergeant with 27 years of service. He served one tour in Vietnam. William loved traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by his brother, James Love, daughters and their spouses, Karen Love & John Wood, Cheryl and Bobby Lowry, along with eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
William Love's family would like us to share that at the time of shooting, William heard the gunshots and knew his wife would not be able to escape the building on her own. He sacrificed his life for her.
2 News is working to learn more and dedicate coverage to all of their lives in this tragedy. We will continue to update as we discover more about each victim.
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