Mercy Hospital: Multiple People Injured After Shots Fired On Chicago Campus

Elias Hubbard
November 21, 2018

A police officer, a doctor and a recently graduated pharmacist were the three victims in a shooting at Chicago Mercy Hospital on Monday, authorities have confirmed, not including the gunman.

A gunman at a Chicago hospital killed a police officer and two others before dying in the shooting, while to the west of the country in Denver one person was shot and killed on a street corner and three others were wounded.

Police called to a home in Southwest Philadelphia midday Monday found the bodies of four people in the basement.

The killing of emergency room Dr. Tamara O'Neal outside a Chicago hospital on Monday shines a spotlight on the disproportionately higher rate that Black women die from domestic abuse.

But it was not immediately clear if he shot himself or if he was struck by a police officer's bullet, Johnson said. He is in critical condition but receiving excellent care.

Television footage showed several people, including some wearing white coats, walking through a parking lot with their arms up.

Business owner nearby Susan Jimenez - no relation of Samuel - said she heard multiple gunshots with pauses in between. Another witness said he saw a gunman shoot someone multiple times in a parking lot. Another witness saw a man shooting someone on the ground repeatedly, until police arrived and exchanged fire with the attacker.

"We don't know right now whether there was one shooter or more than one", he said, adding that investigators had yet to determine what may have precipitated the gunfire and whether the assailant or assailants knew any of the victims.

He said the man then entered the hospital, and "just started shooting at random".

In an exchange of fire with the gunman, policeman Samuel Jimenez was killed.

That rampage followed the worst anti-Semitic attack in modern USA history, when a gunman opened fire on worshipers at a synagogue in the USA city of Pittsburgh on October 27.

"I am scared as hell". She described listening to the gun battle between police and the shooter until a SWAT team freed her and some technicians from a lab.

Mercy, founded in 1852, has locations throughout Chicago and provides outpatient treatment and acute inpatient care, boasting doctors who are leaders in their field.

A hospital employee quoted by the Chicago Tribune said she was in her office when a notice came over a public address system telling those in the hospital to lock their doors.

"I don't know what happened", the unnamed employee told the Tribune.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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