Gunman Outside Chicago VA Hospital in Police Custody, No Injuries Reported
The man began shooting outside the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center before 3 p.m. and then tried to enter the lobby, Chicago Police Department spokesman Tom Ahern told The Associated Press. Ahern said security officers apprehended the man near the hospital entrance.
No one was injured and authorities recovered a rifle that the man is believed to have used, the AP reported.
Investigators haven’t determined what led to the gunfire or who the man might have been targeting, Ahern said.
A witness at the scene told the Chicago Tribune that the man walked up to the building and started shooting. As he appeared to be reloading, the witness said a car tried to hit him, so he ran into the building.
Located on Chicago‘s West Side, the VA facility has 200 beds and provides care to about 62,000 military veterans in five counties.
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