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Monday, November 19, 2018

A Chicago Police officer has been shot in an active shooter incident at Mercy Hospital, the department said Monday. The officer is in critical condition but receiving "excellent care," chief communications officer Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter. Additionally, at least one offender has been shot and there are reports of multiple victims from the incident, Guglielmi said.

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My thoughts and prayers are with the people of (insert city, school, church, concert venue, event here) for this horrific act of evil and to the families of those impacted by this tragedy. #seeyounexttimev

#1 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-11-19 05:38 PM | Reply

Thoughts and Prayers!

So sorry that Nothing can be Done.

But, we thank you for your sacrifices for FREEEEEEEDOM!

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-19 05:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hamburgler got his wish.

#3 | Posted by sunuvavitch at 2018-11-19 05:49 PM | Reply

Republicans strike again.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-19 05:56 PM | Reply

Republicans strike again.

#4 | Posted by Tor

Are we playing rush to judgement already? Not fair! you got a head start!

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-19 06:12 PM | Reply

shooting in a hospital is something a crazy person does.

its not democrats who want the insane armed.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-19 06:29 PM | Reply

"I like taking the guns... to go to court would have taken a long time. Take the guns first, go through due process second," Trump said.

#7 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-11-19 06:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I guess the doctors didn't stay in their lane.

#8 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-11-19 06:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Lord have mercy

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-11-19 06:51 PM | Reply

That must have been one hell of a bill. Or maybe she was refused treatment for a terminal illness? Anyway, we'll find out in a few days.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-11-19 06:52 PM | Reply

Nothing can be done.

Thoughts and prayers.

If they didn't use a gun they would be using a pointy stick and killing just as many people.

Don't tread on my 2nd Amendment rights!

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-19 06:54 PM | Reply

#10 - "she" is a 32 year old male.

4 people were shot and are in critical care, including the shooter.

Story was updated 10 minutes ago.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2018-11-19 07:00 PM | Reply

"military style, shooting at the police -- pow, pow, pow,"

Can't be a liberal as they are just whiny "snowflakes".

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-19 07:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#12 Yeah, the motive for this one is going to be really strange. Whatever it was.

#14 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-11-19 07:05 PM | Reply

Nothing to see here, just a well-regulated militia ensuring the security of a free state.

It's the only thing that can.

Thanks, Second Amendment.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-19 07:05 PM | Reply

"But as I said just a few months ago and I said a few months before that, and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It's not enough.

"It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted some place else in America." - President Barack Obama, October 1, 2015

#16 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-19 07:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump is planning to blame the patients for not defending themselves.

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-19 07:17 PM | Reply

I see the usual idiots, with their usual idiocy are weighing in on this.

#18 | Posted by willowby at 2018-11-19 07:22 PM | Reply

This can't be. I'm told our "militia" is "well-regulated." How could this occur?

#19 | Posted by JOE at 2018-11-19 07:33 PM | Reply

We should arm patients. The only thing that stops a bad patient with a gun, is a good patient with a gun. Oh, btw, thoughts and prayers! That should do it.....again.

#20 | Posted by Zelkova at 2018-11-19 07:35 PM | Reply

I see the usual idiots, with their usual idiocy are weighing in on this.

#18 | Posted by willowby

I see that you fit right in.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-19 07:37 PM | Reply

"I see the usual idiots, with their usual idiocy are weighing in on this."

Why don't you weigh in with a gun.

Like the shooter did.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-19 07:45 PM | Reply

#19 Guatemala's militia is twenty times more armed than ours is. And guns are illegal there. And look at Mexico with at least 10 times our murder rate (or 1% if you believe Danforth).

#23 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-11-19 07:57 PM | Reply

On the plus side, at least it happened right at the hospital. So not far to limp....

#24 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-11-19 07:59 PM | Reply

#21

I didn't single you out. That would be abusing the mentally challenged.

#25 | Posted by willowby at 2018-11-19 08:09 PM | Reply

"I didn't single you out. That would be abusing the mentally challenged."

No worries, little piggy.
The mentally challenged can still get guns, so when the challenges get too tough, they can take out their frustrations on society.
You wouldn't have it any other way.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-19 08:12 PM | Reply

32 year old male.

I'm guessing a righty incel.

4 people shot, one killed, in downtown Denver too.

#27 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-19 08:15 PM | Reply

Comrade Willoby the hypocrite!

Why don't you go clean your loaded gun you POS!

#28 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-11-19 08:16 PM | Reply

#21

I didn't single you out. That would be abusing the mentally challenged.

#25 | Posted by willowby

That's ok. I singled you out.

I am not afraid of you gun-humpers.

But, then again I am not your usual Liberal.

Semper Fi my brother

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-19 08:18 PM | Reply

He may as well have unprotected sex with Mrs Monson! Good god, man!

#30 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-11-19 08:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

GUNS, monson. Four AR-15's, two AK-47's, one Dragunov in 7.62x54R, one .308, one 30.06, one 7mm magnum, two K98's, two .22's. That's just the rifles. Not going to take the time to list all of my handguns and shotguns. Not to mention thousands of rounds and my own reloading equipment. I turned one of my extra rooms walk in closet into a walk in safe.

Sincerely
comrade Willowby

#31 | Posted by willowby at 2018-11-19 08:38 PM | Reply

Willowby is not really any different than a hoarder.

I think you'll find most gun nuts fit that profile.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-19 08:41 PM | Reply

#31

Well I, for one, feel safer already.

That's called "sarcasm" Wallaby.... a weapon that has yet to be used in a mass shooting.

#33 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-11-19 08:42 PM | Reply

#29

Semper Fi, donner

#34 | Posted by willowby at 2018-11-19 08:44 PM | Reply

Couldn't be. Chicago has really strict gun laws.

#35 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-11-19 08:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

GUNS, monson. Four AR-15's, two AK-47's, one Dragunov in 7.62x54R, one .308, one 30.06, one 7mm magnum, two K98's, two .22's. That's just the rifles. Not going to take the time to list all of my handguns and shotguns. Not to mention thousands of rounds and my own reloading equipment. I turned one of my extra rooms walk in closet into a walk in safe.

Sincerely
comrade Willowby

You are severely overcompensating for your tiny tiny ween.
It must really suck to be you little man.

Though I'm sure your sister/wife says your about "average" to your face to spare your feels Snowflake.

#36 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-11-19 08:46 PM | Reply

Couldn't be. Chicago has really strict gun laws.

#35 | POSTED BY MUSTANG AT 2018-11-19 08:45 PM | FLAG:

But the area around it doesn't, Stupid. Do you need a diagram? Perhaps something in crayon?

#37 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-11-19 08:47 PM | Reply

GUNS, monson. Four AR-15's, two AK-47's, one Dragunov in 7.62x54R, one .308, one 30.06, one 7mm magnum, two K98's, two .22's. That's just the rifles. Not going to take the time to list all of my handguns and shotguns. Not to mention thousands of rounds and my own reloading equipment. I turned one of my extra rooms walk in closet into a walk in safe.
Sincerely
comrade Willowby

Dayummmmmmmmmmmmmm must be the size of a wart.

#38 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-11-19 08:52 PM | Reply

@ Comrade chair ,
I call your sister/wife Mrs Monson, it makes her feel important and not such a loser for marrying her brother. What can I say? I'm a giver and like helping the less fortunate!

#39 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-11-19 08:54 PM | Reply

Willowby is not really any different than a hoarder. I think you'll find most gun nuts fit that profile.

That's actually fairly true. I could post long list myself although I'm not sure why you need more than one of anything.

That said, I do have five shotguns.

#40 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-11-19 08:59 PM | Reply

"I'm guessing a righty incel."

The woman who coined the term ‘involuntary celibate' says she intended it as a community for lonely people, and is shocked by its misogynistic turn

Why do you hate women?

#41 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-11-19 09:00 PM | Reply

So, a domestic, terrorist.

#42 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-11-19 09:12 PM | Reply

I'm a misogynist. Just ask DirksTrumpian.

#43 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-19 09:23 PM | Reply

Hamburgler got his wish.

#3 | POSTED BY SUNUVAVITCH AT 2018-11-19 05:49 PM | FLAG:

Nice straw man, but I was merely commenting on the state of the USA, not wishing for more bloodshed. But we are the USA. Bloodshed is one of the things we do well.

#44 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-11-19 09:29 PM | Reply

This can't happen. It's Chicago. Really tough gun control laws and all. They surely must have worked.

#45 | Posted by sames1 at 2018-11-19 09:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

so much murder.

#46 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-11-19 09:47 PM | Reply

Indiana is soooper far away from Chicago, which is a good thing, because Indiana has guns for sale galore.

#47 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-11-19 09:50 PM | Reply

I'm a misogynist. Just ask DirksTrumpian.

#43 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-11-19 09:23 PM | FLAG:

Or one could just read your posts. That works too.

#48 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-11-19 09:52 PM | Reply

Arm the nurses.

~ the------------------- ~

#49 | Posted by Reinheitsgebot at 2018-11-19 10:01 PM | Reply

Arm the patients!

#50 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-19 10:26 PM | Reply

Update: Everyone who was shot is dead. Total of four people.

Is it too soon to talk about this shooting? Or how about the 300+ other mass shootings in America this year? Can we at least talk about the ones in 2017?

#51 | Posted by cbob at 2018-11-19 10:41 PM | Reply

"Update: Everyone who was shot is dead. Total of four people."

Gun control means hitting the pig you're aiming at.

#52 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-19 11:00 PM | Reply

Arm the snakes!

#53 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-11-19 11:06 PM | Reply

"Update: Everyone who was shot is dead. Total of four people."

Very sad.

"Is it too soon to talk about this shooting? Or how about the 300+ other mass shootings in America this year? Can we at least talk about the ones in 2017?"

Apparently this was a dispute between two people in a domestic relationship, one of whom worked at the hospital. Later, there was a shootout with police.

When people hear the phrase "mass shooting", they think of events like Columbine or terrorist attacks where multiple victims are targeted indiscriminately. You call events like this a mass shooting, and then you wonder why America is like zzzzzzzzzzz.

#54 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-11-19 11:17 PM | Reply

"Update: Everyone who was shot is dead. Total of four people."

Very sad.

"Is it too soon to talk about this shooting? Or how about the 300+ other mass shootings in America this year? Can we at least talk about the ones in 2017?"

Apparently this was a dispute between two people in a domestic relationship, one of whom worked at the hospital. Later, there was a shootout with police.

When people hear the phrase "mass shooting", they think of events like Columbine or terrorist attacks where multiple victims are targeted indiscriminately. You call events like this a mass shooting, and then you wonder why America is like zzzzzzzzzzz.

#55 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-11-19 11:17 PM | Reply

You call events like this a mass shooting, and then you wonder why America is like zzzzzzzzzzz.

Indeed. Need at least 20 to get on the high score board these days.

#56 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-11-19 11:28 PM | Reply

Zzzzzzz is probably the healthiest response to mass shootings, be they in hospitals, churches, or schools.

What shootings shouldn't be zzzzzzzz, Sentinel?

Or is it all just a normal part of life?

#57 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-19 11:33 PM | Reply

"Apparently this was a dispute between two people in a domestic relationship"

Yeah, so?

#58 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-19 11:46 PM | Reply

Shooter was hispanic and used a handgun in Chicago. This thread is on life support.....

#59 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-11-20 07:36 AM | Reply

This can't happen. It's Chicago. Really tough gun control laws and all. They surely must have worked.

Republican gun fetishists take Chicago to the Supreme Court to have every gun restriction on the books struck down. You can't later attack Chicago's "gun control" for not working when you're the ones who who got it removed from the books.

#60 | Posted by JOE at 2018-11-20 08:06 AM | Reply

Sorry to bore you, Sentinel. I'm sure the families of the dead people will sleep better knowing that their loved ones weren't targeted quite as randomly as some of the other people who've been shot to death in recent years.

#61 | Posted by cbob at 2018-11-20 09:33 AM | Reply

"Guatemala's militia is twenty times more armed than ours is."

Lie.

"And look at Mexico with at least 10 times our murder rate (or 1% if you believe Danforth)."

Lie.

I'll give you one thing: you're consistent.

And since you're clearly in need AGAIN, here's a link:
www.target.com

#62 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-20 09:40 AM | Reply

Mexico's intentional homicide rate is between 3 and 4 times higher than the US.

#63 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-11-20 10:14 AM | Reply

"Mexico's intentional homicide rate is between 3 and 4 times higher than the US."

Oh, so, lower than our young black male homicide rate?

Both rates are driven by the War on Drugs.

#64 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-20 01:10 PM | Reply

This can't happen. It's Chicago. Really tough gun control laws and all. They surely must have worked.

#45 | Posted by sames1

weak.

Tough gun control only works if it applies to everyone.

One loop hole is all they need. There are plenty of loop holes all around Chicago.

Maybe Humpy should send in the Army to put up barbed wire around Chicago.

#65 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-20 01:17 PM | Reply

"This can't happen.
#45 | Posted by sames1"

Got any plans to... you know, stop it from happening again?

Didn't think so.

But, don't feel bad, nobody has any (politically viable) plans to stop it from happening again!

The shootings will continue.
There's no "until."
The shootings will simply continue.

Thanks, Second Amendment!

#66 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-20 01:26 PM | Reply

This can't happen. It's Chicago. Really tough gun control laws and all. They surely must have worked.

#45 | POSTED BY SAMES1 AT 2018-11-19 09:45 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 2

are you hanging out with sniper? maybe related?

#67 | Posted by cjk85 at 2018-11-20 06:21 PM | Reply

#64 I was settling an argument, dumbass.

#68 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-11-20 06:49 PM | Reply

Is that like "settled science" that you still don't believe in?

#69 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-20 07:22 PM | Reply

No, more like you believing that consensus is the same as science.

#70 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-11-20 07:28 PM | Reply

Perhaps the difference is I got my science degrees from accredited institutions, and you got yours from the School of Hard Knocks.

But I'm sure you think your opinion is just as good, if not better, than mine.

#71 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-20 07:35 PM | Reply

#71 Feminist Studies isn't science

#72 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-11-20 07:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Do not mourn for those who become part of the Force.

RIP, active shooter.

#73 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-11-20 07:50 PM | Reply

"71 Feminist Studies isn't science"

At least women let me get close enough to study them.

The last ----- you saw was changing your daughter's diaper.

#74 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-20 07:53 PM | Reply

Might be the last one I saw too. Did she go to college, or stay on the farm with the rest of the pigs and heifers?

#75 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-20 07:56 PM | Reply

#71 Feminist Studies isn't science

#72 | POSTED BY MUSTANG AT 2018-11-20 07:46 PM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1

Okay, that was kind of funny, even though I like Snoofy more than you.

#76 | Posted by cbob at 2018-11-20 08:52 PM | Reply

32 year old male.
I'm guessing a righty incel.

#27 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-11-19 08:15 PM

Your prediction ability absolutely sucks:

"Tamara O'Neal lived near Mercy Hospital, where she worked as an emergency room doctor. Patrick Connor, chairman of the emergency department at Mercy Hospital, said the 38-year-old was greatly concerned about the toll of gun violence.

"She talked about it a lot, and about the incessant national tragedy that all these people are dying needlessly," he said.

O'Neal, 38, became a victim of gun violence herself as she left the hospital Monday. She was fatally shot by her ex-fiancé, Juan Lopez, who she was due to marry in October.

O'Neal broke off the engagement in September, and Lopez reportedly came to the hospital Monday to take back the ring he had given her.

Lopez was currently enrolled as graduate student at DePaul University. A DePaul spokesperson told the I-Team that he was "seeking a master's degree in public service. He earned a bachelor's degree here in 2013."

Tuesday, officials at the Chicago Housing Authority said Lopez was hired as an associate program specialist in February of this year. He worked in the customer care center in the Loop. Lopez was an active volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club and the local Democratic Party offices."

#77 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-11-20 09:21 PM | Reply

"Your prediction ability absolutely sucks" - #77 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-11-20 09:21 PM

Perhaps crowds at future Trump rallies will yell Lock her up about Ivanka.

Or will that be another "prediction ability absolutely sucks" moment?

I wonder if there will be another "Obama trashes Chicago park" outrage post.

#78 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-20 09:28 PM | Reply

Hans,
Instead of deflecting you should have pointed out RoC made a party foul by using somebody's mass shooting prediction against them.
The initial rush to judgement is a time honored tradition on the retort. Holding that judgement against them (unless they repeatedly insisted) is unfair.

RightO...2 minutes for unsportsmanlike-like conduct.

#79 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-11-20 09:39 PM | Reply

#71 Feminist Studies isn't science

POSTED BY MUSTANG AT 2018-11-20 07:46 PM | REPLY

Says a man.

#80 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-11-20 09:52 PM | Reply

Women's Studies is a very broad subject.

#81 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-11-22 11:54 AM | Reply

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