Chilling surveillance footage has emerged showing Minnesota gunman Gregory Paul Ulrich, 67, calmly catching a bus to the health clinic with his briefcase full of weapons minutes before he allegedly shot one dead and injured four others in a deadly rampage.
The footage shows Ulrich boarding public transport outside the Super 8 motel and politely greeting the driver on February 9.
Just five minutes later he exited the bus at the Allina Health Clinic in Wright County, Buffalo, where he entered the facility and allegedly shot five victims at random and detonated three improvised explosive devices.
Mother-of-two Lindsay Overbay, 37, who worked as a medical assistant at the facility died the same day after being transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center.
Four other female Allina staff members were also hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
They have now been identified as certified medical assistant Jennifer Gibson, business representative Tammy Schaufler and licensed practical nurses Sherry Curtis and Antonya Fransen-Pruden.
The small Buffalo community of 15,000 people rocked by the violence marked one week on from the attack Tuesday with a moment of silence, purple light displays and people dressing in purple.
Ulrich, who dialed 911 to surrender to police, was charged with murder, attempted murder and weapons and explosives charges Thursday as it emerged he had threatened to carry out a mass shooting two years before last week’s attack.
Chilling surveillance footage has emerged showing Minnesota gunman Gregory Paul Ulrich, 67, calmly catching a bus to the health clinic with his briefcase full of weapons minutes before he allegedly shot one dead and injured four others in a deadly rampage. Pictured Ulrich boarding public transport outside the Super 8 motel
Ulrich politely greets the driver and sits down on the bus, buckling his seatbelt and saying ‘Okie doke’ as a signal he is ready for the journey
The newly-surfaced surveillance footage, obtained by KARE 11, shows Ulrich’s eerily nonchalant demeanor in the moments leading up to the mass shooting.
The 67-year-old suspected killer is seen at 10:47am casually strolling out of the Super 8 motel where he was staying in the lead-up to the deadly rampage and walking up to the Trailblazer bus waiting outside.
He is wearing glasses, a blue shirt, brown heavy jacket and a face mask.
In his left hand he is holding a large briefcase that authorities recovered from the scene and said was used to carry a pistol, two loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm magazines, four homemade bombs, two marijuana cigarettes and a Ziploc style bag containing 29 rounds of ammunition.
‘Hello,’ the female driver says to the 67-year-old.
Ulrich responds greeting the driver with a friendly ‘hello.’
The driver then asks if Ulrich is heading to the Allina Clinic.
‘You going to Crossroad Allina Clinic?’ the driver asks.
Ulrich calmly replies ‘yes’ as he boards and walks toward the back of the empty bus.
He places the briefcase carefully on a window seat before sitting in the aisle seat next to it.
Just five minutes later h e exits the bus saying ‘thank you’ to the driver
He is then captured on footage at 10:52 am strolling toward the clinic with the briefcase
He calmly buckles his seatbelt and says ‘Okie doke’ signalling to the driver that is ready for the five-minute journey to the clinic where he would allegedly murder a 37-year-old mom-of-two minutes later.
Ulrich pulls his face mask down around his chin.
When the bus pulls up at the clinic five minutes later, Ulrich pulls his face mask back over his nose and mouth, places his glasses in his pocket and picks up the briefcase, reported KARE 11.
He exits the bus saying ‘thank you’ to the driver before he is captured on footage at 10:52 am strolling toward the clinic with the briefcase.
According to the criminal complaint, Ulrich then entered the clinic, pulled out a 9 mm handgun and opened fire shooting at least 11 bullets.
He shot one staff member in the back and another in the abdomen in the lobby then went into the clinic’s interior and continued shooting, striking three other victims, the complaint reads.
Ulrich (in mug), who dialed 911 to surrender to police, was charged with murder, attempted murder and weapons and explosives charges Thursday as it emerged he had threatened to carry out a mass shooting two years before last week’s attack
One victim was shot twice in the upper leg while trying to flee while another was shot six times.
He also fired one shot at his fifth victim – Overbay – who later died from her wounds.
Ulrich also detonated three of the four pipe bombs he was carrying inside the clinic.
Just six minutes after arriving at the clinic and 11 short minutes since he left the motel, Ulrich dialed 911 at 10:58am and surrendered.
The release of the disturbing footage comes as the small community continues to recover from the violent attack and rally round the survivors.
On Tuesday, Allina Health and the group Buffalo Strong held a moment of silence at 11 am – around the same time as the shooting one week earlier.
The organizers also asked people to wear purple and are lighting up landmarks in purple around the town and in the Allianz Field in the Twin Cities.
They are raising money in the community for the victims of the attack through selling T-shirts, yard signs and masks and with a blood drive and a food drive in the coming weeks.
KILLED: Mother-of-two Lindsay Overbay, 37, who worked as a medical assistant at the facility died the same day after being transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center (left with her son and husband)
Allina Health issued a statement announcing Tuesday’s events and saying how the town has been left ‘heartbroken’ by the violent attack.
‘The senseless acts that took place at our Allina Health Clinic-Buffalo Crossroads have left us heartbroken and we are deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and support,’ they said.
The fifth and final victim injured in the attack was named at the weekend as Jennifer Gibson, a mom-of-three and certified medical assistant who had worked at Allina since 2015.
The other three survivors were also identified.
Tammy Schaufler, a clinic business representative who has been with Allina Health for 32 years and mother was the first victim shot in the abdomen.
Antonya Fransen-Pruden, a licensed practical nurse who joined Allina Health in 2018 and mom of two children under 10, was shot in the back.
SURVIVOR: Antonya Fransen-Pruden (left), a licensed practical nurse who joined Allina Health in 2018 and mom of two children under 10, was shot in the back
SURVIVOR: Jennifer Gibson, a mom-of-three and certified medical assistant who had worked at Allina since 2015, was shot in the attack
The other surviving victim was named by the clinic Thursday as Sherry Curtis – a nurse who had worked at the center for seven years.
Overbay – who leaves behind two young children – did not survive after being shot once in the abdomen, with the bullet passing through her liver and spine and exiting her back.
Her family released a statement last week thanking the community for their support and paying tribute to her.
‘On behalf of Lindsay Overbay’s family, we would like to express a sincere thank you to our community for the outpouring of love and prayers that we have received,’ it read.
‘Lindsay was a dedicated mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Her laughter, abundant and loud, would echo through hallways. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of her children.
‘We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the other four victims and their families. #LindsayStrong.’
SURVIVOR: Tammy Schaufler, a clinic business representative who has been with Allina Health for 32 years and mother was the first victim shot in the abdomen
SURVIVOR: Sherry Curtis, a Licensed Practical Nurse at Allina Health who has worked at the facility since 2013, was named as another victim
The small Buffalo community of 15,000 people rocked by the violence marked one week on from the attack Tuesday with a moment of silence, purple light displays and people dressing in purple
Meanwhile, questions continue to be asked around whether law enforcement may have missed many red flags leading up to the devastating attack and whether Ulrich managed to get his hands legally on the gun used in the attack.
Ulrich had 43 run-ins with cops over the years and had a specific vendetta against the clinic and its staff after they wouldn’t give him more opioids for a back injury.
Ulrich had even threatened to carry out a mass shooting at the clinic two years prior to Tuesday’s attack and had a restraining order taken out against him by one of the facility’s doctors.
The suspect’s former roommate has claimed Ulrich was legally granted a permit to own a firearm last summer.
He claimed he saw the permit in Ulrich’s mobile home as well as the gun used just months later to kill one and injure four.
This is despite a judge ruling the 67-year-old ‘not mentally competent’ and court officials warning he should not be allowed to possess a weapon, after he violated the restraining order taken out by a doctor.
Ulrich, from Buffalo, had a vendetta against the Allina Health Clinic (above) on Crossroads Campus Drive in Wright County, Buffalo, and its staff because they refused to give him opioids for a back injury, court records show
One of the broken windows following the mass shooting at the clinic Tuesday
A map of the Allina Health Clinic which is just one mile from the Super 8 Motel
Officials are yet to confirm whether or not he legally owned the gun citing Minnesota laws.
Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer said ‘human error’ did mean ‘red flags’ could sometimes ‘slip through the cracks’ and authorities would be investigating how Ulrich got a gun.
Ulrich appeared in court for the first time Thursday morning where he was charged with one count of second-degree murder with intent-not-premeditated, four counts of first-degree premeditated attempted murder, one count of gross disregard for human life or property by discharging an explosive device and one count of carrying a firearm in a public place without a permit.
If convicted he faces 40 years in prison for the murder charge and 20 years for each attempted murder charge.
Bail was set at $10 million without conditions or $5 million with conditions including that he must submit to GPS monitoring, make no contact with any Allina Health Clinic, not possess any firearms, not leave the state of Minnesota and remain medically compliant.
He will next appear in court on March 22.