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Chicago police: Shots fired near hospital, multiple victims, officer wounded

November 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
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Police say the suspected gunman is dead and four people are in critical condition following a shooting at a Chicago hospital.
 
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says a police officer and at least one hospital employee are among those hospitalized in critical condition following the Monday afternoon shooting at Mercy Hospital.
 
Guglielmi says the gunman was killed, but it's unclear if he took his own life or was killed by police.
 
The department issued a statement earlier on Twitter saying there were ``reports of multiple victims'' after shots were fired near the hospital on the city's South Side. Police are asking people to avoid the area.
 
A spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson are monitoring the situation.

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