Active Shooter, Multiple Victims Reported At Chicago Hospital

Multiple people are reported wounded in a shooting near Mercy Hospital

Police responded to reports of multiple victims from a shooting near a Chicago hospital Monday afternoon, according to Chicago police.

Anthony Guglielmi, the Chief Communications Officer for the Chicago Police Department, tweeted that there were reports of shots being fired near Mercy Hospital And Medical Center in Chicago. "At least one possible offender is shot", Guglielmi said.

Update: 5:04 p.m. EDT-One of the people shot during the incident was a Chicago Police Department officer.

He said he saw the gunman reload, fire again at the person on the ground and then go inside the hospital where more shots were fired.

Nigary Thompson, who works at the hospital's family clinic, said she heard eight or nine shots.

"I am scared as hell".

"I don't know what happened", the unnamed employee told the Tribune. "That could have been us back there and if any bullets had pierced the wall we all would have been hurt", Thompson said.

"They told us to run, so we did".

A "heavy police response" could be seen in the area near 26th and Michigan Avenue, near Mercy Hospital, following reports of gunfire.

Footage from the hospital showed several people, including those in white doctor coats, walking through a parking lot with their arms up.

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