4 killed in shooting at Chicago's Mercy Hospital
Four people, including the attacker, were shot and later died at the Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, police have confirmed. A police officer responding to the active shooter alert is among the victims.
According to dispatch reports cited by local media, a woman and an officer were shot on Monday afternoon, as well as a man reported to be the attacker.
Police conducted a search of the hospital, which was partially evacuated.
Police Activity: Reports of shots fired in the vicinity of 26th and Michigan near Mercy Hospital. Avoid area. Heavy police response incoming pic.twitter.com/yHe19SN8SY— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) November 19, 2018
Officers are doing a methodical search of Mercy hospital. At least one possible offender is shot. Please avoid the area of 26th and Michigan— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) November 19, 2018
The wounded officer was in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries in hospital, Chicago police confirmed.
Police have confirmed that neither the attacker, nor his three victims have survived the shooting.
A witness told WBBM-TV that a man shot a woman in the parking lot after an argument, then entered the hospital and kept shooting. Another witness saw a man shooting someone on the ground repeatedly, until police arrived and exchanged fire with the attacker.
"I turned around to my right and I see a man shooting someone on the ground": A man who was waiting for results in Chicago's Mercy Hospital describes seeing the active shooter there pic.twitter.com/79GCK88vG4— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 19, 2018
A shooting took place at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center this afternoon. The shooting at Mercy Hospital is over. Chicago Police Department have secured the hospital and patients are safe.— Mercy Chicago (@MercyChicago) November 19, 2018
The Mercy Hospital incident follows another lethal weekend in Chicago, with two people killed and 19 wounded in shootings across the city.
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