1 dead, 4 injured in shooting at Allina Health clinic

One person is dead and four others were seriously injured after a man opened fire at the Allina Health Clinic Crossroads campus in Buffalo, Minn., Feb. 9, according to police. The suspect in the shooting is in custody. 

Five people were transported to various hospitals after the shooting, an Allina Health official confirmed in a news conference. Four were transported to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minn., and one was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. 

One victim died at the hospital and another victim was discharged in the late afternoon Feb. 9. As of Feb. 10, the three others remain hospitalized with one in critical condition, one in fair condition and the other in good condition, according to local news station KEYC.

Allina identified the victim who died as Lindsay Overbay, a 37-year-old medical assistant at the clinic, according to local news station KEYC. One of the other individuals hurt was Sherry Curtis, a licensed practical nurse at the clinic. The other victims were not identified because of their families' wishes, according to the report. 

"This is a very challenging day for us out here and across the Allina Health family," Kelly Spratt, president of Allina Health Buffalo Hospital, said. "Our hearts break for the family of the patients that trust us with their care and the greater community. "

Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer said the suspect in custody is 67-year-old Gregory Ulrich of Buffalo. Mr. Deringer added that police believe he acted alone and that the suspect was "no stranger" to law enforcement.

Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke said that prior interactions with Mr. Ulrich suggested he had been unhappy with the healthcare he recieved. "There is certainly a history of him being unhappy with the healthcare he received," Mr. Budke said.

Authorities said they are in the early stages of their investigation.

Buffalo Police, Wright County sheriff deputies and area SWAT teams were dispatched to the clinic around 11 a.m., after reports of multiple shots fired.  

The clinic was evacuated, but was given the all-clear later in the afternoon, police said. 

Editor's note: This article was updated at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11 as new information was available.

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