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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:58 PM

'We avoided tragedy': Man arrested after opening fire at Chicago VA hospital, police say

Source: ABC News

Authorities arrested a man on Monday who allegedly opened fired inside a Chicago VA hospital.

The unidentified man allegedly entered the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago with an assault riffle at around 2 p.m on Monday and began firing shots, according to the FBI. The agency said shots were fired both inside and outside the hospital.

FBI special agent in charge Jeffrey Sallet said VA police responded to the scene within 30 seconds. There were no injuries reported.

He declined to say how many shots the suspect may have fired, but he said officers took the man into custody without firing a shot. The suspect did not say a word to police as he was being arrested, according to Sallet.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/avoided-tragedy-man-arrested-opening-fire-chicago-va/story?id=64936131&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_headlines_hed

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Reply 'We avoided tragedy': Man arrested after opening fire at Chicago VA hospital, police say (Original post)
groundloop Monday OP
FailureToCommunicate Monday #1
Julian Englis Monday #2
Skittles Monday #3
pwb Tuesday #9
Skittles Tuesday #11
emmaverybo Monday #4
lunasun Monday #5
eggplant Tuesday #6
oldsoftie Tuesday #8
oldsoftie Tuesday #7
sdfernando Tuesday #10

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:04 PM

1. Assault rifle toting shooter taken into custody without issue?!? Good thing he didn't

have a broken tail light...

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:14 PM

2. Excellent work by the VA officers.

The Jesse Brown federal officers have always been exceptional. Today they showed the nation that they were.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:15 PM

3. police response in 30 seconds

doesn't get any better than that

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:53 AM

9. V A hospitals have a full time police force in every medical center..

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Response to pwb (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:24 PM

11. yes, I know

I am a veteran

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:18 PM

4. Thanks to VA police for prompt life-saving response.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:18 PM

5. Another assault rifle shooting

30- 40 yr old black male shooter not a vet they got him fast
From the link
"I spoke with him," Oliver Robinson, a witness, told the station. "He was walking through, and he was saying 'Who hit me? I'm looking for who hit me?' That's when I told him, 'Hey man, you don't have to go through this, put that down.' And at that time the VA police took him down
The least we can do is bring back the AWB IMO

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:52 AM

6. Attempting suicide by cop maybe?

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Response to eggplant (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:39 AM

8. good point

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:39 AM

7. So it IS possible to stop a black man with a gun without killing him.

Maybe not ALL the time, but these guys showed that it can be done.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:38 AM

10. The reason they stopped him without killing him

is that the VA police TRIED!...and they are probably not racists.

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