A man believed to be the shooter responsible for wounding a Chicago police officer and at least two other people in an “active shooter” attack Monday afternoon at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center on the South Side was dead at the hospital, sources 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.
“He is in critical condition but receiving excellent care,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. “Please send your prayers.”