4 dead after gunman opens fire at Chicago hospital

A shooting unfolds at Mercy Hospital on the city's South Side, where the victims include a police officer and a hospital employee.
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The Latest: 2 hospital employees, policeman and gunman dead


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Law enforcement officials work near Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. A shooting at the Chicago hospital has wounded multiple people, including a suspect and a police officer, authorities said. Shots were fired Monday, at Mercy Hospital on the city's South Side, and officers were searching the facility. Police issued a statement on Twitter saying there were "reports of multiple victims." (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)

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CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local):

8 p.m.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says the four dead in the shooting at Mercy Hospital include two hospital employees, a Chicago police officer and the suspected gunman.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says 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.

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7:40 p.m.
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.


Earlier, witnesses said a gunman repeatedly shot a woman near a parking lot outside the building before entering the hospital and opening fire. Police say.

Police say the suspected gunman is dead, but it's unclear if he took his own life or was killed by police.

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6:30 p.m.
Chicago police have secured a hospital following a shooting that left the suspected gunman dead and four others critically wounded.
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center released a statement late Monday afternoon saying police officers have secured the facility and that patients are now safe.
Witnesses say a gunman repeatedly shot a woman near a parking lot outside the building before entering the hospital and opening fire Monday afternoon .
Police say an officer and at least one hospital employee are among the four people critically wounded in the attack. Police say those patients are being treated at other hospitals.
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.
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