Two hospital employees, policeman and gunman dead in Chicago shooting
The shooting began outside the hospital with a ‘verbal altercation’, police said.
Two members of staff killed in a shooting at a Chicago hospital that left four dead, also including the gunman and a police officer have been identified.
Emergency room physician, 38-year-old Dr Tamera O’Neal, was described as a fascinating, hard-working person.
Police said Ms O’Neal was confronted in the hospital parking area by the gunman, with whom she had been in a domestic relationship.
The procession for Ofc. Jimenez has begun. CPD and our federal and state partners pay our final respects to a hero. pic.twitter.com/f28V2x8l9G— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) November 20, 2018
Witnesses said the man shot her and she fell to the ground. The gunman then stood over her and shot her again.
Mercy Hospital officials said 25-year-old pharmaceutical assistant Dayna Less, who was in training to become a pharmacist, was also killed.
According to police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, the woman was shot as she stepped from an lift. She was a recent Purdue University graduate.
Also killed was 28-year-old Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez, the father of three children.