Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that the four dead in the shooting include two hospital employees, a Chicago police officer and the suspected gunman. The two hospital employees were a doctor and a pharmacy assistant.
Johnson says the shooting began outside the hospital with a “verbal altercation” in the parking lot between people who knew each other. A friend tried to intervene and the suspected gunman pulled up his shirt and showed a weapon. Gunfire erupted and the shooter ran inside the hospital, where police confronted him.
He says that one of the women killed was in a domestic relationship with the gunman.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office says it has been notified that four people have died in the shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital & Medical Center.
The Chicago Police Department says Monday that one of its officers was shot in the attack and later died at a hospital.
Police say the suspected gunman is dead, but it’s unclear if he took his own life or was killed by police. Police haven’t released details about the suspected gunman, the victims or a possible motive. The police department says it didn’t immediately have more details.
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center released a statement late Monday afternoon saying police officers have secured the facility and that patients are now safe.