Chicago Hospital Shooting: Police Officer Among Three Killed

Chicago Hospital Shooting: The Chicago Police, in the state of Illinois, reported the incident with gunfire in the vicinity of Mercy Hospital and then confirmed “several” injured people, including an officer

Chicago Hospital Shooting
Police officers remain in the vicinity of Mercy Hospital in Chicago, where a shooting left two women, a policeman, and the alleged attacker dead.

 

Two women, a policeman, and the alleged attacker were killed Monday during a shooting reported at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, said the city’s police superintendent, Eddie T. Johnson, at a press conference.

The event began with a discussion between the attacker and his partner in the hospital parking lot and then moved into the building, where a clash with police occurred, reports EFE.

The alleged attacker first killed his partner and then, inside the hospital, killed another woman and the police. It is not yet clear whether he committed suicide or was killed by shots fired by the agents.

The two dead women were workers at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Hospital Shooting
Police officers control traffic near Mercy Hospital, scene of a shooting on November 19, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.

“During the exchange of shots in the hospital, another woman, a worker at the center, was shot and mortally wounded, during which exchange one of our agents was also mortally wounded by the attacker,” Johnson said.

The discussion in the parking lot could be originated by a “broken courtship”, according to sources indicated to the local newspaper The Chicago Tribune.

Police identified the dead agent as Samuel Jimenez, 28, while media reported that the woman killed in the parking lot was a doctor in the emergency service and the other was a pharmacy assistant.

The spokesman of the Chicago Police, Anthony Guglielmi, had initially posted on his Twitter account that one of the deceased was the alleged assailant and that the victims also included a Chicago Police agent, then reported in critical condition.

The Chicago Police in Illinois reported Monday, shortly after 3:28 p.m., local time, that a shooting incident was taking place in the vicinity of Mercy Hospital, and then later noted that “several” people had turned out wounds

“An agent of the #ChicagoPolice has been shot in an incident at Mercy Hospital, in critical condition but receiving excellent care, please send your prayers,” the police spokesman said in another tweet.

The CNN, citing police sources, identified the suspect as a man of 32 years.

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