Updated: February 11, 2021 05:24 PM
Created: February 11, 2021 11:45 AM
Three hospitalized victims of Tuesday's shooting in Buffalo, Minnesota, have all been upgraded from critical condition, according to North Memorial Health.
As of Thursday morning, two of the victims are now in fair condition and one is in good condition.
Five people were shot Tuesday at Allina Clinic Crossroads in Buffalo. Four victims were taken to the hospital in critical condition; one victim — Lindsay Overbay, a medical assistant at the clinic — did not survive. A fifth victim was discharged from the hospital the same day.
Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday ordered flags at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff in the victims' honor until sunset Sunday.
"The State of Minnesota joins the family and friends of the front-line workers, first responders, and the Buffalo community in grieving those were injured and the loss of Medical Assistant Lindsay Overbay," Walz's office said in a statement.
Prosecutors charged suspect Gregory Ulrich with seven total counts in connection with the shooting: one count of second-degree murder, four counts of first-degree premeditated murder, one count of possession of an explosive device and one count of possession of a pistol without a permit.
According to a criminal complaint, two improvised explosive devices exploded inside the building, and a third was found undetonated.
The complaint says the first two victims were shot in the reception area. After shooting the first two victims, Ulrich entered the interior of the clinic, where he shot the other three. According to the complaint, the fourth victim was shot six times.
A search of Ulrich’s phone revealed a video message made by Ulrich that “alluded to the incident at the clinic,” according to the complaint.
Court and police records show Ulrich had made threats against the clinic in the past.
Allina Health released the following statement, Thursday night:
"Allina Health is grateful to Governor Walz for honoring the victims of the horrific workplace shooting at our Buffalo Crossroads Clinic, as well as all the front-line health care workers and first responders who have been killed or injured in the line of duty by ordering flags flown at half-staff through Sunday, February 14.
"Our Allina Health family will also honor our colleagues by observing a moment of silence at noon tomorrow, February 12, 2021 at facilities across the Allina Health system.
"We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received and know that our own employees and the public are eager to show their support. Today we set up a designated fund for the five families who were directly impacted by Tuesday’s tragedy as part of our Caring for Caregivers fund.
"We continue to be appreciative of the support of health care providers, EMS and law enforcement. Out of respect for the ongoing legal process, we will not be making any comments related to the investigation surrounding the incidents of February 9, 2021 at this time."
A website detailing how people can help and show support for the victims and their families was unveiled Thursday. Click here to view it.
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