The Cook County medical examiner in Chicago has announced that four people have died as a result of a shooting at Mercy Hospital on Monday.
ABC7 Chicago’s I-team reported that at least one of the victims was a doctor. They said she was reporting for her afternoon shift and was shot by her ex-fiancé.
The woman has been identified as Dr. Tamara O’Neal, 38.
Police have announced that an officer who was at the scene has also died. He has been identified as Samuel Jimenez, 28.
Cops initially said the suspect wounded an officer, and three other people. The victims were described as being in critical condition.
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) November 19, 2018
BREAKING: Police: Suspected gunman dead, officer and 3 others in critical condition following shooting at Chicago hospital.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 19, 2018
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that the third person killed was a pharmacist. She was later identified as Dayna Less, 25.
The gunman who opened fire at Mercy Hospital was initially identified as a 32-year-old male. CBS Chicago later identified him as Juan Lopez. The gunman is dead, but it’s not clear at this time how he died.
Chicago Police Spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said Monday afternoon that police were searching the hospital, and he asked people to avoid the area.
Video from the incident shows people leaving the building with their hands up.
People exit Mercy Hospital with their hands up after shots were fired on the hospital campus. Family members are being asked to meet at East 27th Street and King Drive, where a warming center has been set up. https://t.co/LrxdbXyhHp pic.twitter.com/MZbe2JmLgd
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) November 19, 2018
Witness Hector Aditia told CBS Chicago that he saw the gunman shoot a victim multiple times in the parking lot before getting into a shootout with cops.
A woman told CBS that she was in the building during the shooting, and heard warning alarms that indicated someone had died. She said she heard the shooting, and described it as loud and close by.
A woman who was in Chicago’s Mercy Hospital describes hearing an exchange of gunfire during a reported shooting there: “It was extreme and it was very loud and it was close” https://t.co/mGUPVr9iBP pic.twitter.com/HmuNvMDU6r
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 19, 2018
[Screengrab via CBS Chicago]
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