Four people are dead, including the suspected gunman after a shooting at Mercy Hospital on Chicago’s South Side. A Chicago police officer is among those injured.
Shots were fired both inside and outside the hospital between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. according to police. Multiple injuries have been reported, but police have not said how many people were injured or how severe their injuries were.
Officers said one suspect had been shot. The hospital was partially evacuated with employees and patients taken to warming buses. Police have not yet signaled for an all clear for them to return. The exact reason behind the shooting or a motive was not made clear.
The hospital is located in Bronzeville near the intersection of 25th and Michigan Avenue.