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New information: Norman hospital shooting classified as murder-suicide

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NORMAN, Okla. - Norman police have preliminarily classified a shooting at the Norman Regional HealthPlex as a murder-suicide.

The shooting happened in the hospital's parking lot shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Authorities told KFOR that a man and woman were found shot in the parking lot by employees from Norman Regional.

They were taken into emergency room by employees for treatment, but both died of their injuries once inside the hospital.

Investigators now know the man and woman, Darrel East and Laura East, were once husband and wife.

The estranged couple was at Norman Regional to visit a relative, but according to chilling Facebook post, Darrel East's thinking had taken a deadly turn Thursday evening.

Police believe Darrel East shot Laura East and then turned the weapon on himself.

The two are believed to have had children together.

We have a crew on the scene of a fatal shooting at Norman Regional HealthPlex.



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