Shots fired near Mercy Hospital

20 November, 2018, 01:29 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • CHICAGO IL- SEPTEMBER 28 Crime scene tape secures a shooting scene where 5 people were reported to have been shot including an 11-month-old infant

At least "one possible offender" had been shot while there were "multiple" other victims including a police officer who was critically injured.

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Multiple people were shot Monday afternoon near Mercy Hospital in an "active shooter incident" in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood, according to Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

There were "Reports of multiple victims" in the attack, Guglielmi said in a tweet.

Officers were doing a "methodical search" of the hospital, a spokesman said.


"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. "I mean within seconds they were just surrounding the hospital, firefighters and ambulances, everything, they were just surrounding the hospital", she said. The clinic's employees and patients locked the doors and hid in the back of the clinic.

The hospital is being partially evacuated, reports say. Police are asking people to avoid the area.

Footage from the hospital showed several people, including those in white doctor coats, walking through a parking lot with their arms up.

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