Doctor, officer among 4 dead after shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital

Posted at 4:51 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 04:42:05-05

CHICAGO — Four people were killed, including a doctor and a Chicago police officer, after an active shooter incident at a South Side hospital, according to WGN.

Chicago police responded to the scene at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at 2525 S. Michigan Avenue for reports of shots fired just before 3:30 p.m. Monday. The incident may have started with gunfire in the parking lot before moving into the hospital. The gunman was killed, but it was unclear if he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound or gunfire from responding officers.

The officer was initially in critical condition, according to CPD spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi. The officer, identified as Samuel Jimenez, was 28 years old and had just completed his probationary period. Jimenez leaves behind a wife and four kids.

The doctor, identified as Tamara O’Neal, and a pharmaceutical assistant were also killed in the shooting. O’Neal was believed to be the intended target by her ex-fiance who then went inside and continued shooting.

A friend said she remembered O’Neal as someone who had a big heart. She was a one year out of her residency.

Eyewitness: “she asked us not to leave her alone”