Witness: Hospital Shooter 'Wasn't Going Down Without A Fight'

Steve Miller
November 19, 2018 - 9:53 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Witness who were at Mercy Hospital on Monday as a mass shooting unfolded shared their stories with reporters.

The shooting started outside Mercy Hospital. And once inside, the gunman started shooting again.

"There was blood all over the floor in the emergency room, the lab, hallways,” a lab worker told WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller.

He said he and his co-workers hid in a closet for 20 minutes while the shooting was going on.

Tony Taylor, a witness to the Mercy Hospital shooting. (WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller)

Across the street, Tony Taylor walked out of his apartment building just before the shooting began.

“Once he emptied the clip, shooting at the cops, I saw him pull another one out of his pocket and put it into the gun again,” he said.

"So I guess he said he wasn't going to go down without a fight, I guess.  It's crazy, though."

Four people died in Monday's shooting: Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez, two hospital employees and the suspected gunman.