Chaos followed terror in Chicago as shots rang out at a local hospital. Officers cleared up the city’s South Side Monday afternoon after reports were only available that 32-year-old Juan Lopez experienced a battle with his ex-fiance in Mercy Hospital’s automobile parking space.
When authorities arrived they found Lopez had fatally shot Dr. Tamara O’Neal. Lopez then fled into your hospital, where he continued his rampage.
“It had been chaos. It had been just mass chaos. Once he entered, he just started shooting random.” — James Gray, witness
Police engaged with Lopez inside of the hospital’s lobby. However, in that exchange officials said Lopez shot and killed pharmacy resident Dayna Less and Officer Samuel Jimenez.
Chicago law enforcement officers and firefighters form an honor guard as being the body of Chicago Cop Samuel Jimenez is dropped at the coroner Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago.? (AP Photo/David Banks)
The gunman was later found having a fatal gunshot wound to his head.
The city and its particular the police are now mourning the foreclosure of the sufferers, and so are praising authorities for putting their quick response.
“The metropolis of Chicago lost your physician, pharmaceutical assistant along with a cop, all carrying out their day, all doing the things they loved — this tears on the soul individuals city,” stated Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“There’s certainly i believe that most those officers that responded were heroes, plus they saved lots of lives, because we just don’t discover how much damage he was wanting to do,” said Eddie Johnson, superintendent for that Chicago Police Department.
Authorities have determined the shooting stemmed from your domestic dispute between the gunman with the exceptional ex-fiance.
Officials from Mercy Hospital have confirmed patients are safe and also the hospital is secured.