Remembering Four Tulsans Killed in Mass Shooting at St. Francis Hospital Last Year


Oklahoma City, June 1, 2023 – One year ago today [Thursday], four Tulsans lost their lives at Saint Francis Hospital in a mass shooting.

We remember them and their families, who I hope are beginning to find peace.

Last year, the family of one of the victims reached out to me.

They asked that I file legislation that would reform our gun laws and help prevent this from happening to anyone else.

It was my honor to do it — yet it couldn’t get a hearing.

We’ll keep trying until we are successful.

We are better than this.

We must never forget what happened on this day in 2022, and we must fight to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Note Rep. Provenzano, via Communications & Public Affairs staff for the House Democratic Caucus, provided her statement to CapitolBeatOK.com, presented here as a commentary. Founded by Patrick B. McGuigan in 2009, CapitolBeatOK.com is an independent, non-partisan and locally-managed news service that specializes in coverage of Oklahoma state government, as well as local and national government. CapitolBeatOK.com also features news coverage and commentary or reviews of other areas of broad interest, including culture and world news.