US Mass Shootings: Chicago hospital shuts down after being overwhelmed with victims

Mount Sinai, a hospital in Chicago has been forced to shut it doors temporarily after multiple cases of gang-related shootings and casualties filled it wards.

The Chicago hospital was overwhelmed with patients on Sunday, and at one point was treating 12 victims of gun crime.
Ambulances were turned away at the doors after the spate of violence in the west side of the city, with three separate shootings affecting the hospital.

In total, seven were killed and 44 wounded in a weekend of gunfire across Chicago, with another eight dead and 40 injured the previous weekend.

Police Chief, Eddie Johnson in a press conference said, “You have to stop yourself and ask what will it take before we get a handle on what’s going on. Not only in Chicago, but across the country.

“From police departments to the court systems to prosecutors to legislators — we have to come together and figure out more common-sense solutions to these problems because clearly too many of our citizens are being shot and killed.”

Speaking for the first time since the attacks, Mr Trump conceded that “perhaps more has to be done” to stop the bloodshed.



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