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Police secure the scene near Mercy Hospital. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

A Chicago police officer and two hospital employees are dead after a gunman open fired at the city's Mercy Hospital on Monday. Police said the suspect was found dead on the scene.

Details: The shooting apparently began following a domestic dispute between the gunman and a woman outside the hospital, the Chicago Tribune and the AP report. The suspect reportedly shot the woman in the chest several times before entering the hospital and continuing to fire.

  • Officer Samuel Jimenez has been identified as one of the victims.
  • It is unclear whether the gunman killed himself or was shot by police, authorities said.
  • James Gray, a witness, told the Tribune and the AP that the suspect appeared to be shooting people at random: “It was chaos. It was just mass chaos,” Gray said.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in a statement on Monday: "The city of Chicago lost a doctor, pharmaceutical assistant and a police officer, all going about their day, all doing what they loved. This just tears at the soul of our city. It is the face and a consequence of evil."

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.