A Chicago police officer and several other people, including the apparent shooter, were killed in an attack at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center on the South Side that brought out a large police presence Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The officer was critically injured in the shooting about 3:20 p.m. at the hospital at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. in the Bronzeville neighborhood, a police spokesman said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
An emergency medical services Plan III was called, sending at least 15 ambulances to the scene, for an “active shooter” situation, a Fire Department spokesman said.
About 4:40 p.m., the hospital announced by tweet that police had secured the hospital “and patients are safe.”