Reports of multiple people shot near Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, police say

Aaron Brown
November 20, 2018

Earlier, he said there were "reports of multiple victims" in the shooting and that at least one possible offender had been shot.

ABC7 Chicago and CBS Chicago, citing sources, reported that two people died in the shooting, including the gunman, and that two other people were wounded.

Four people were in critical condition, including an officer.

Police cars and ambulances swarmed the hospital after the shooting.

According to ABC Chicago, one suspect has been shot.

Police were seen shepherding people away from the hospital and onto buses, according to video broadcast by ABC7 news channel.

BREAKING: Reports Of A Shooting At Mercy Hospital In Chicago

I just got my first I'm safe text from my mom who works at Mercy hospital.

"I don't know what happened", the unnamed employee told the Tribune. "That could have been us back there and if any bullets had pierced the wall we all would have been hurt", Thompson said.

He urged people to avoid the area and said a heavy police response was incoming. As police officers arrived, he exchanged gunfire and then entered the hospital where the gunman died.

'They told us to run, so we did, ' another employee added.

Television footage showed several people, including some wearing white coats, walking through a auto park with their arms up.

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