Chicago (November 20, 2018): An argument in a hospital parking lot escalated into a shooting that killed three people, including a police officer, in the United States city of Chicago.
The violence only ended when police engaged in shootout with the gunman inside the Mercy Hospital. “We have four deceased individuals: police officer, two female staff employees at the hospital, and the offender,” police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told journalists.
The shooter killed the first victim a woman who was in a “domestic relationship” with him during an argument in the parking lot, then fired at police when they got to the hospital, and ran inside, Johnson said.Additional police including SWAT arrived at the scene, and officers “engaged the offender for several minutes in the hospital, with gunshots being fired by the offender and by the police,” he said.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel identified the two female victims as a doctor and a “pharmaceutical assistant.”