Lindsay Overbay was killed in a shooting at a Minnesota medical clinic that left four others injured on Tuesday.
Overbay, 37, was a medical assistant at Allina Health Urgent Care – Buffalo Crossroads clinic and a mother of two children. After being shot multiple times by the gunman, Overbay sustained life-threatening injuries that she eventually succumbed to after surgery late Tuesday night.
The attack at the medical clinic occurred just before 11 am, wherein 67-year-old Gregory P. Ulrich entered the facility and began shooting. Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke reported that the Minneapolis bomb squad responded to the scene after being alerted that “improvised explosive devices” were used in the incident. According to Sheriff Sean Deringer, the bomb squad was notified of suspicious packages being found in the clinic and in a nearby hotel. Budke told KSTP that he was unclear whether or not an incendiary device was detonated at the medical clinic but assured that he knew there had been significant damage done to the building.
Authorities stated that Ulrich was allegedly banned from entering Allina Clinic and Buffalo Hospital and was not allowed to have contact with a doctor at the clinic. Police also revealed that Ulrich had violated a restraining order back in 2018, but it is unknown what prompted the restraining order in the first place. On Tuesday, Ulrich was taken into custody and charged with first-degree assault. However, Captain Pat O’Malley of the Wright County Jail stated that more charges are expected to be filed in the next week.
Although four others were injured in the shooting, their conditions are currently unknown and the only known fatality is that of Overbay. Minnesota State Patrol tweeted that state patrol pilots had flown six boxes of blood from the Red Cross to the local hospital in preparation for the shooting victims’ arrival.
“There is an unspeakable depravity in doing harm to those who work to heal us,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey wrote on Twitter. “Today Minneapolis Stands with out neighbors in Buffalo.”