Juan Lopez, 32, has been identified as the man responsible for the active shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood that left 4 dead on Monday, November 19.
According to reports, Lopez open fired both inside and outside of the Mercy Hospital around 4:18 p.m. local time. Witnesses at the scene reportedly told ABC that they heard “10 to 20” gunshots.
At this time, while Lopez’s exact motive is unknown, reports indicate that the shooting started as domestic violence incident with his ex-fiancee Tamara O’Neal.
Police say that Lopez shot his girlfriend and then ran inside Mercy Hospital, shooting more people, including a police officer. 28-year-old police officer Samuel Jimenez has been identified as one of the victims.
Mercy Hospital is located at 2525 Michigan Avenue in Bronzeville near the intersection of 25th and Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood.
Who Is Juan Lopez?
32-year-old Juan Lopez has been identified as the man responsible for the active shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood that left four dead.
Police were called to Mercy Hospital at around 3:30 p.m. after a gunman confronted his ex-fiancee, emergency room doctor Tamara O’Neal.
Lopez shot and killed ex-fiancee Tamara O’Neal in the parking lot and then ran into the hospital continuing to shoot, killing a pharmacy resident coming off of an elevator who was just going about her business. She has been identified as 25-year- old Dayna Less.
Lopez exchanged gunfire with Officer Jimenez and other officers as he ran into the hospital. Jimenez was shot in the lobby. A second officer was also hit but the bullet hit his holster.
The active shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, is the is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States.
Despite all of the recent shooting deaths in the United States, the nation’s government has yet to make any changes to our laws to better ensure the safety of the population.
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