Multiple victims in ‘active shooter incident’ at US hospital

UPDATE @ 1.15 PM | THREE people, including a police officer, have died after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a hospital in Chicago.

The shooter opened fire at Mercy Hospital & Medical Centre around 3.00pm Monday local time.

Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi confirmed in a tweet a short time ago that all victims had ” tragically succumbed to their injuries”.


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He also revealed that the gunman had been killed. It’s unknown if he was shot by police or took his own life.

“Three innocent victims and the cowardly gunman who deserves to be nameless were killed tonight,” Guglielmi said.

One of the victims was Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez, who was shot while responding to the “domestic related active shooter incident”.

“It’s with profound sadness that we share the death of PO Samuel Jimenez from tonight’s senseless active shooter incident,” Guglielmi  said.

“Please pray for his family, his fellow officers & the entire Chicago Police Department.”

EARLIER @ 9.30 AM | THREE people, including a police officer, are in a critical condition following a shooting at a hospital in Chicago.

The shooter is understood to have opened fire at Mercy Hospital & Medical Centre around 3.00pm Monday local time.

Chicago police confirmed one of their officers had been critically wounded whilst responding to the incident.

“A Chicago police officer has been shot in the active shooter incident at Mercy Hospital,” Chicago Police communications officer Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter.

“He is in critical condition but receiving excellent care. Please send your prayers.”

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In a separate tweet, Guglielmi said there were “reports of multiple victims” in the attack.

He also confirmed that the gunman, aged 32, had been killed. It’s unknown if he was shot by police or took his own life.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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