Mercy Hospital in Chicago surrounded by police after the attack
A Chicago police officer has been shot and remains in “critical condition” after a suspect opened fire at Mercy Hospital on Monday, a spokesman for the department said.
Police said the suspected gunman is dead, and that four people including the police officer who was shot, remain in critical condition.
The officer, who has not yet been identified, is “receiving excellent care” following the active shooting incident.
Earlier Monday, Anthony Guglielmi, Chief Communications Officer for the Chicago Police Department, said “multiple victims” were reported at the hospital.
He tweeted that, “Officers are doing a methodical search of Mercy hospital,” and noted, “At least one possible offender is shot.”
The hospital confirmed just after 5:30 p.m. that a shooting took place, and was over.
“Chicago Police Department have secured the hospital and patients are safe,” the hospital tweeted.
The FBI is assisting Chicago police in their investigation.