At least four people, including a doctor, have been killed after a gunman opened fire outside a Chicago hospital on Monday. The shooter has also died in the rampage, police officials have confirmed.
The shooter knew the doctor he shot outside Mercy Hospital, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told a news conference, describing the initial killing as an act of domestic violence. The gunman was reportedly the ex-fiance of the doctor, with one witness saying he demanded a ring back.
Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, tweeted for people to “avoid area. Heavy police response incoming”.
“The city of Chicago lost a doctor, a pharmaceutical assistant and a police officer, all going about their day, all doing what they love,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel later told reporters.
Officer Samuel Jimenez, who joined the Chicago police force last year, has died during the gunfight. The 28-year-old was married with children.
Media identified the doctor killed outside the hospital as Tamara O’Neal.
A Doctor, Police chief and Mayor of #Chicago brought to tears after a shooting at #MercyHospital that led to the death of a female doctor, a male pharmacy tech, male police officer & the gunman. pic.twitter.com/eLesHfxdPZ
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