BREAKING: Reports of Shots Fired Near Mercy Hospital in Chicago

Police are responding to reports of shots fired near Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

The public are asked to avoid the area and there is a heavy police presence. At least two people are dead, including the offender, per ABC Chicago. NBC Chicago reports that at least 4 people are in critical condition.

Chicago police have confirmed that an officer is among the victims and is being treated in the ER. He is in critical condition.

State troopers and a SWAT team are among those responding. The hospital is secure and patients are safe.

 

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