Shooting at Chicago hospital.

A police officer and two employees were killed in Chicago hospital shooting that left gunman dead.

Chicago (CNN)-

At afternoon shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.

The shooting was a domestic incident, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson said. The gunman’s first victim was a woman he had previously had a relationship with, Johnson said.

The gunman also died, though it is unclear whether he died from police gunfire or a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Johnson said.

In a statement Monday, Mercy Hospital named its employees killed in the shooting as emergency room physician Tamara O’Neal and pharmacy resident Dayna Less — a 25-year-old recent graduate of Purdue University.

The hospital paid tribute to police and security staff, saying it was “deeply saddened by the tragedy.”

“Every shooting in America is a tragedy, and it is especially senseless when a shooting occurs in the healing space of a hospital,” it said.

Chicago Police identified the deceased officer as Samuel Jimenez, a father of three. He joined the force in February 2017 and recently completed probationary training, becoming a full-fledged officer, Johnson said. A procession was held for him Monday night.

“What I would ask is that you keep all the victims of today’s horrific incident in your thoughts and prayers,” Johnson said.

How the shooting unfolded?

Around 3:30 p.m., the gunman approached one of the female victims — a hospital employee — in the parking lot, Johnson said. As they started arguing, a friend of the woman attempted to intervene.

The gunman lifted his shirt and revealed a handgun, prompting the friend to flee. Two 911 calls in rapid succession reported an assault and then gunshots, Johnson said.

When officers responded to the scene, the gunman opened fire on them before they could exit their vehicle. Officers followed him into the hospital and exchanged gunfire with him, Johnson said.

During the shootout, Officer Jimenez was fatally wounded along with a hospital employee as she exited an elevator.

The officers “saved a lot of lives because we just don’t know how much damage he was prepared to do,” Johnson said of the gunman.

Police say the shooting began in a parking lot.
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Police say the shooting began in a parking lot.

The incident drew large numbers of law enforcement and emergency responders. Vehicles with flashing lights cordoned off the blocks around the busy medical center.

Witness Steven White told CNN’s Ryan Young that he was in the emergency room when he saw the shooter firing at police.

“We heard some shots so we all ran to the emergency window, we see this guy out there, military style, shooting at the police — pow, pow, pow,” he said.

About CNN:-

Chicago (CNN) — A police officer, a doctor and a pharmaceutical assistant were killed after a Monday afternoon shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.The shooting was a domestic incident, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson said. The gunman’s first victim was a woman he had previously had a relationship with, Johnson said.

Conclusion:-

Authorities say a police officer was shot during an active shooter incident Monday afternoon at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, according to Chicago Police.

Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi said the officer is in critical condition.

Authorities said “at least one possible offender” was shot as well and that officers are searching the hospital.

Police reported there were “multiple victims,” but details are limited at this time.

Live footage from local news stations show a heavy police presence at the hospital with authorities entering and exiting the building.

This is a developing story. Check back here for more updates. 

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REPORTS OF SHOOTING AT MERCY HOSPITAL IN CHICAGO, POLICE ON SCENE

Authorities said ‘at least one possible offender’ was shot after an active shooter incident Monday at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.

Authorities said ‘at least one possible offender’ was shot after an active shooter incident Monday at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.

So it can  end the Chicago shooting attack.

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