A witness tells KABC TV that a man came walking with a woman towards the hospital when he suddenly turned and shot the woman in the chest several times. He stood over her and fired several shots, according to the witness.
Then the man must have entered the hospital and opened fire. A hospital employee told the Chicago Tribune that a message came from hospital speakers that everyone had to get out.
But “almost immediately” after the perpetrator got into the hospital, a police officer ran into an SUV and opened fire to the alleged perpetrator.
Surveillance images show people flowing out of the hospital with their arms in the weather. Witnesses CBS News has talked with, describing dramatic scenes.
“We came for our to-do in the hospital and waited for results when we heard shots. When I turned around, I saw a man who shot others, says one of the witnesses.
USA’s major problem
There have been 300 mass shootings in the United States so far in 2018, according to AFP news agency. Mass shootings are an increasing issue that has high political significance for the armed conflict between Democrats and Republicans.
The shooting in Chicago comes only two weeks after twelve people were shot and killed in a music bar in California, where the perpetrator committed suicide. Three weeks ago, eleven people were shot and killed in a synagogue in Pittsburgh.