Chicago doctor called 911 moments before ex-fiance killed her, 2 others

Elias Hubbard
November 23, 2018

Three other people were killed in Monday's shooting at Mercy Hospital, including the gunman.

A witness told WGN Lopez was asking O'Neal for the engagement ring back.

After he reportedly shot O'Neal, Lopez is said to have opened fire on responding officers who arrived at the medical center roughly a minute after O'Neal placed her call, the Sun-Times reports.

Lopez and O'Neal were reportedly supposed to have gotten married three weeks ago, however, O'Neal called off the engagement in September.

Guglielmi says Lopez was shot in the chest, but then shot himself with the Glock semi-automatic handgun he was carrying.

Once inside the hospital, Lopez shot pharmacy resident Dayna Less as she exited an elevator.

Investigators identified the other shooting victims as Dayna Less, 25, who worked in the hospital's pharmacy and had recently graduated from Purdue University, and Officer Samuel Jimenez, 28, who joined the department in February 2017 and had recently completed his probationary period. Jimenez had been delivering his station's mail to the post office when he turned and followed other squad cars racing to the hospital. He was shot and fatally wounded during an exchange of gunfire with the Mercy attacker. Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson says a third person, who knew at least one of the two, subsequently attempted to intervene. The Chicago Housing Authority issued a statement and said he was hired after undergoing a background check. We pray for the other families touched by this tragedy and the many, many others in recent months.

In 2014, Lopez was kicked out of the city's firefighting academy after threatening a female cadet. When the fire department learned of the threats, Lopez was told he would be disciplined.

When a police auto arrived, Lopez turned his gun on the officers, striking the vehicle multiple times.

CBS Chicago reports the requested protection order claimed Lopez "slept with a pistol under his pillow" and that she feared her safety was in jeopardy. The gunman had a concealed-carry permit and bought about four weapons over the past five years, police said.

Chicago's ABC7 reports that the Cook County Medical Examiner determined Lopez died from a police bullet after being shot in the abdomen, despite also having a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Paul Bauer, was fatally shot while pursuing a suspect in the Loop business district.

A procession of Chicago police officers was expected to accompany Jimenez' body to Des Plaines where a guard of honor of Des Plaines police officers will be in attendance. "They were heroes because we just don't know how much damage he was prepared to do". Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPD Supt. "This just tears at the soul of our city".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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