Friends identify 37-year-old woman who died following Buffalo clinic shooting |

Friends identify 37-year-old woman who died following Buffalo clinic shooting

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: February 10, 2021 10:15 PM
Created: February 10, 2021 01:18 PM

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has confirmed the 37-year-old woman who died Tuesday following a shooting at Allina Clinic Crossroads worked at the Buffalo, Minnesota clinic.

Friends of the woman identified her as medical assistant Lindsay Overbay. 

Overbay died after being transported to another nearby hospital Tuesday.

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been established to support Overbay's family.

"A beautiful mother, daughter and friend was taken away from this world yesterday," the fundraiser creator wrote in a post Wednesday.

Four other people were hurt.

Allina Health issued the following statement regarding Tuesday's incident:

Yesterday, Allina Health joined a tragically long list of organizations who have suffered a workplace shooting. We are devastated. With overwhelming sadness, we can confirm that Lindsay Overbay lost her life to this senseless act of violence. Lindsay was a medical assistant who worked for Allina Health since November of 2018. The loss of Lindsay is traumatic for all who knew and loved her. Our entire Allina Health family extends our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and co-workers. In total, five of our colleagues were victims in the attack. Sherry Curtis, a Licensed Practical Nurse at Allina Health since 2013 was also injured in the attack. We will not be identifying the other victims at this time out of respect for the families’ wishes. 

Our primary focus is on supporting our employees, patients and the community of Buffalo. Our response teams have pulled together to provide support to our staff in Buffalo, including resources for the victims and their families, grief counseling and spiritual care for staff. We have also consulted with Allina mental health experts and taken their counsel into account as we continue to do everything we can for our colleagues. Even though this appears to be an isolated incident, we have taken the extra precaution of increasing security in our facilities. We are working closely with law enforcement who are providing additional support to ensure the safety of our teams and patients.

We recognize that law enforcement is working hard on this case. We’re grateful for their support. Out of respect for the ongoing legal process, we will not be making any comments related to the investigation surrounding the incidents of Feb. 9, 2021 at this time.

Meanwhile, court and police records show 67-year-old Gregory Ulrich—the man arrested in connection to the shooting at the clinic—had made threats against the clinic and its staff in the past. 

Records show suspect in Buffalo shooting had previously made threats against clinic

Wednesday, Wright County Attorney Brian Lutes stated he is working to file charges against Ulrich that include second-degree intentional murder, four counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder, and possession of an explosive or incendiary device.

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