Associated Press

CHICAGO — Chicago police say they are responding to a shooting near a Chicago hospital with “reports of multiple victims.”

A department spokesman issued a statement on Twitter saying officers are responding after shots were fired near Mercy Hospital on the city’s South Side. The department says there are “reports of multiple victims.”

The police department says it didn’t immediately have more details. A message left for hospital officials wasn’t immediately returned.

A #ChicagoPolice officer has been shot in the active shooter incident at Mercy Hospital. He is in critical condition but receiving excellent care. Please send your prayers. pic.twitter.com/kFfMY1ZmF7

— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) November 19, 2018

SWAT here @Suntimes pic.twitter.com/yUsetTtksH

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Chicago police are responding to the area near Mercy Hospital and Medical Center on the city’s South Side for reports of shots fired. Footage courtesy WFLD.

Posted by FOX4 News Kansas City on Monday, November 19, 2018

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