‘Multiple’ victims in active shooter situation at Chicago hospital.

Multiple people have been wounded, including a police officer, after an ‘active shooter’ attack at a Chicago hospital. 

The Chicago police officer was critically injured after gunfire broke out at Mercy Hospital, located in the city’s South Side, around 3.20pm on Monday.   

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officer is ‘in critical condition but receiving excellent care’ at University of Chicago Hospital. 

The gunman reportedly targeted a woman who was dressed in hospital scrubs in Mercy’s parking lot and shot her multiple times. 

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Multiple people have been wounded, including a police officer, after an 'active shooter' attack at Mercy Hospital in Chicago's South Side (pictured on Monday) 

Multiple people have been wounded, including a police officer, after an 'active shooter' attack at Mercy Hospital in Chicago's South Side (pictured on Monday) 

Multiple people have been wounded, including a police officer, after an ‘active shooter’ attack at Mercy Hospital in Chicago’s South Side (pictured on Monday) 

The hospital was partially evacuated following reports of an active shooter and a stream of doctors in white coats and scrubs could be seen leaving Mercy 

The hospital was partially evacuated following reports of an active shooter and a stream of doctors in white coats and scrubs could be seen leaving Mercy 

The hospital was partially evacuated following reports of an active shooter and a stream of doctors in white coats and scrubs could be seen leaving Mercy 

An official said that fewer than six people were believed to have been shot and at least 'one possible offender' was also shot

An official said that fewer than six people were believed to have been shot and at least 'one possible offender' was also shot

An official said that fewer than six people were believed to have been shot and at least ‘one possible offender’ was also shot

The Chicago police officer was critically injured after gunfire broke out at Mercy Hospital around 3.20pm

The Chicago police officer was critically injured after gunfire broke out at Mercy Hospital around 3.20pm

The Chicago police officer was critically injured after gunfire broke out at Mercy Hospital around 3.20pm

The department issued a statement on Twitter saying there are ‘reports of multiple victims’ after gunfire broke out on Monday afternoon.

An official said that fewer than six people were believed to have been shot and at least ‘one possible offender’ was also shot. 

Witness Hector Aditia said he saw the gunman shoot one victim ‘multiple times in the parking lot’ and then exchange gunfire with responding officers.   

Fellow witness Maria Correa told CBS Chicago she heard multiple shots and saw blood in one of the hospital’s entrances.  

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officer is 'in critical condition but receiving excellent care' following the active shooter situation 

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officer is 'in critical condition but receiving excellent care' following the active shooter situation 

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officer is ‘in critical condition but receiving excellent care’ following the active shooter situation 

Officers are continuing to do a 'methodical search' of the hospital

Officers are continuing to do a 'methodical search' of the hospital

Pictured is a SWAT team searching the hospital

Pictured is a SWAT team searching the hospital

Officers are continuing to do a ‘methodical search’ of the hospital (pictured is a SWAT team inside the hospital) 

Police are continuing to do a ‘methodical search’ of the hospital, according to Guglielmi.

Emergency crews were called to the hospital around 3.20pm and 15 ambulances arrived at the scene.

A hospital employee said a notice came over Mercy’s public address system telling everyone in the hospital to lock their doors, according to the Chicago Tribune

There was a massive police presence at Mercy Hospital after gunfire broke out on Monday 

There was a massive police presence at Mercy Hospital after gunfire broke out on Monday 

There was a massive police presence at Mercy Hospital after gunfire broke out on Monday 

Employees and patients were put on Chicago Transit Authority buses (pictured) while police searched the hospital 

Employees and patients were put on Chicago Transit Authority buses (pictured) while police searched the hospital 

Employees and patients were put on Chicago Transit Authority buses (pictured) while police searched the hospital 

‘I don’t know what happened,’ she said.

One employee of the hospital’s family clinic heard eight or nine shots. Employees and patients at the clinic locked the doors and hid in the back. 

‘I am scared as hell. I have never been so scared, I hear of shootings going on every day at people’s workplaces but not where I work,’ an employee told WLS.

‘This was very close to me. That could have been us back there and if any bullets had pierced the wall we all would have been hurt.’  

A hospital employee said a notice came over Mercy's public address system telling everyone in the hospital to lock their doors during the active shooter situation

A hospital employee said a notice came over Mercy's public address system telling everyone in the hospital to lock their doors during the active shooter situation

A hospital employee said a notice came over Mercy’s public address system telling everyone in the hospital to lock their doors during the active shooter situation

The hospital was later ‘partially evacuated’ and people were put on Chicago Transit Authority buses while officers searched Mercy.    

‘They told us to run, so we did,’ another employee added. 

Police have asked people to avoid the area and fire crews remain at the scene.   

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

A doctor is seen walking outside Mercy Hospital with his hands on his head after it was partially evacuated following the active shooter situation

A doctor is seen walking outside Mercy Hospital with his hands on his head after it was partially evacuated following the active shooter situation

A doctor is seen walking outside Mercy Hospital with his hands on his head after it was partially evacuated following the active shooter situation

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