The alleged shooter, 67-year-old Gregory P. Ulrich, was taken into custody

By Christine Pelisek
February 09, 2021 05:39 PM
Allina Health clinic
Allina Health Clinic
| Credit: Google Maps

Five people were injured and one person is in custody after a shooting at a Minnesota medical clinic Tuesday morning. 

Authorities said the attack, which occurred just before 11 a.m.,  happened at the Allina Health Urgent Care – Buffalo Crossroads clinic in Buffalo. The alleged shooter, 67-year-old Gregory P. Ulrich, was taken into custody. 

Authorities said Ulrich was known to police. "We believe he did act alone," Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer said at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. 

Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke said the shooting was probably "targeted at that facility or someone within that facility."

"He has lived in this community for quite a long time and has had contact with healthcare within the community during that time," Budke said.

Gregory Ulrich
Gregory Ulrich
| Credit: Wright County Jail

"There is no information at this point that leads us to believe there is any nexus with any type of domestic terrorism," Budke said.

The victims were taken to hospitals after the shooting but their conditions are unclear. 

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Buffalo Police, Wright County sheriff's deputies and area SWAT teams responded to the shooting at 10:54 a.m. after a 911 call. The clinic is about 40 miles from Minneapolis, KARE reported

In a tweet, the Minnesota State Patrol wrote that state patrol pilots were flying six boxes of blood from the red cross to the local hospital so they can prepare for the arrival of victims. 

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey called the shooting "an unspeakable depravity." 

"There is an unspeakable depravity in doing harm to those who work to heal us," Frey wrote on Twitter. "Those who have stepped up and risked their own health for ours. Our first responders are on their way to the scene to help. Today Minneapolis stands with our neighbors in Buffalo."