Three people are in critical condition, including a police officer, after a shooting this afternoon at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman said.
The suspect was also shot and is in critical condition, spokesman Walter Schroeder said. The suspect has been identified as a 32-year-old male, according to a Chicago police source.
Police have secured the hospital and patients are safe, the hospital has said.
Earlier, Chicago Police said an officer and an offender were shot. The incident drew large numbers of law enforcement and emergency responders. Vehicles with flashing lights cordoned off the blocks around the busy medical center.
Witness Steven White told reporters that he was in the emergency room when he saw the shooter firing at police.
“We heard some shots so we all ran to the emergency window, we see this guy out there, military style, shooting at the police — pow, pow, pow,” he said.