The gunman who opened hearth inside a Minnesota well being clinic, killing one and injuring 4 others, as soon as threatened to hold out a mass shooting there, in accordance with a police report.
Gregory Paul Ulrich focused 4 Allina Well being clinics, saying he wished to do one thing “huge and sensational in order that it makes an affect,” the Star Tribune reported, citing the police report.
The Buffalo location — the place Ulrich allegedly shot at 5 individuals on Tuesday — was first on Ulrich’s record.
In October 2018, the 67-year-old known as his former physician thrice a day, threatening to hold out the mass shooting and blow issues up, the outlet mentioned.
The physician instructed police on the time, “I imagine Mr. Ulrich is a excessive risk to society and himself.”
Workers at Allina obtained restraining orders barring Ulrich from the property. He was charged with violating that order on the Buffalo location in November 2018 — however the case was dismissed final yr after Ulrich was discovered mentally incompetent.
Ulrich allegedly had a vendetta towards the medical doctors and nurses there as a result of they refused to prescribe him painkillers.
Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer mentioned Ulrich was “no stranger” to authorities, who had been responding to 911 calls involving him since 2003.
After he violated the restraining order in 2018, a courtroom official indicated that Ulrich had beforehand utilized for however was denied a firearm allow. The official wrote that it was “extremely really helpful that [Ulrich] not be allowed to have use or possession of any harmful weapons or firearms as a situation of his probation.”
Ulrich’s previous convictions embody for DWI, open bottle offenses and possession of unlawful medicine, the Star Tribune mentioned.
It’s unclear how he obtained the firearm used in Tuesday’s shooting, which left a nurse lifeless and 4 others injured.