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Allina Health will reopen Buffalo clinic after fatal mass shooting

A timeline about when the clinic will reopen hasn't been released.
Allina Crossroads Campus

Allina Health plans to reopen the Buffalo Crossroads clinic, where a fatal mass shooting occurred in early February, but a timeline for doing so hasn't been released. 

On Feb. 9, a man walked into the clinic and opened fire, killing an employee and injuring four others. Gregory Ulrich has been charged in connection to the incident, accused of shooting staff and setting off three pipe bombs.

Allina Health in a statement Tuesday released via the Wright County Sheriff's Office said, "We will reopen our Buffalo Crossroads clinic because it is an important part of this community. 

"At this time, we do not have specific details or a timeline. As soon as we have updates, we will share them," the statement added.

Since the shooting, many of the providers at the Crossroads clinic have been continuing to serve patients at other clinics in Allina's health system. 

Meanwhile, Allina says it continues to evaluate and strengthen security at each of its clinics and hospitals.

Staff at the Crossroads clinic issued a statement thanking the community for their support: 

"We want to thank everyone, those nearby and those we do not even know around the country, for the outpouring of love and support that has surrounded our Buffalo Crossroads clinic team over the last month. To see an entire community come together to show their compassion and care for each of us has brought us comfort when we needed it most.

"The horrific events of Feb. 9, 2021, affected each of us in very profound ways. We are deeply grateful for each sunrise that we can up to be with those we love. What has not changed is our commitment to provide care for our patients and our beloved Buffalo community. An act of evil will not define us. We will stand together with strengthened resolve because that is what we have always done. We will stand strong because we are #BuffaloStrong/#LindsayStrong/#AllinaStrong."

Ulrich is accused of killing 37-year-old medical assistant Lindsay Overbay and injuring four other Crossroads employees: Sherry Curtis, a licensed practical nurse; Antonya Fransen-Pruden, who is studying to become a nurse; Jen Gipson, a medical assistant; and Tammy Schauffler.

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