A gunman has reportedly opened fire at the campus of Mercy Hospital in Chicago, CBS Chicago reports.
"According to dispatch reports, a woman has been shot," the station noted. "There are also reports an officer who has been shot."
The Chicago Tribune says there are "reports of multiple victims" according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
"Fewer than six people were believed shot, according to an official," the Tribune.
The Chicago Fire Department called an emergency medical services Plan II and sent at least 10 ambulances to the scene.
Officers are doing a methodical search of Mercy hospital. At least one possible offender is shot. Please avoid the… https://t.co/MYpKwPgQpl— Anthony Guglielmi (@Anthony Guglielmi) 1542664141.0
A #ChicagoPolice officer has been shot in the active shooter incident at Mercy Hospital. He is in critical conditio… https://t.co/bz6XinVkBk— Anthony Guglielmi (@Anthony Guglielmi) 1542664901.0
NBC News reports the officer is in critical condition.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is at the Public Safety HQ, monitoring develpments with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
The suspected gunman at Mercy Hospital is dead, according to Chicago Police.— Leslie Moreno (@Leslie Moreno) 1542668910.0
BREAKING: Ambulance believed to be carrying injured Chicago police officer arrives at University of Chicago trauma… https://t.co/YEmgh9Q5XY— Ben Bradley (@Ben Bradley) 1542665825.0
Y’all I’m so thankful. I was in the hospital at mercy over the weekend and I was just about to go back an hour ago… https://t.co/yz9kVzgX67— Nai.🌻 (@Nai.🌻) 1542665062.0
Woman who heard the Chicago hospital shooting: "You can't go to the hospital, you can't go to school, you can't go… https://t.co/rpDYGiPZAZ— CBS News (@CBS News) 1542666662.0
my coworkers can be in this active shooting at mercy hospital rn and I'm losing it it's never safe anymore— Sara (@Sara) 1542664910.0
I’m losing my fucking mind because my cousin Cassandra recently has a stroke and is at mercy and no one is answerin… https://t.co/dnm9TVr3H3— Moneypenny (@Moneypenny) 1542665370.0
Police have not yet identified the weapon used in the shooting, but people were already assuming it was an assault rifle and lashing out at the National Rifle Association.
I just got my first I’m safe text from my mom who works at Mercy hospital. This better be my last @NRA please tell… https://t.co/AJy1HsUuz1— Dana Schnoebs (@Dana Schnoebs) 1542665320.0
Watch live footage on the ground below: