US: 1 killed, gunman eliminated, multiple wounded in shooting attack at Mercy Hospital

Multiple people have been wounded, including a police officer, after an ‘active shooter’ attack at a Chicago hospital.

The Chicago police officer was critically injured after gunfire broke out at Mercy Hospital, located in the city’s South Side, around 3.20pm on Monday.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officer is ‘in critical condition but receiving excellent care’ at the University of Chicago Hospital.

The gunman reportedly targeted a woman who was dressed in hospital scrubs in Mercy’s parking lot and shot her multiple times.

US Multiple victims wounded in a shooting attack at Mercy Hospital in Chicago

An official said that fewer than six people were believed to have been shot and at least ‘one possible offender’ was also shot.

Officers are continuing to do a ‘methodical search’ of the hospital, according to Guglielmi.

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US Multiple victims wounded in a shooting attack at Mercy Hospital in Chicago

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