Officer protected from gunfire at Mercy Hospital by own firearm

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Monday's shootout at Mercy Hospital, which claimed the lives of three people including a Chicago police officer, could have been even worse if not for an amazing stroke of fate.

During the gun battle in the lobby of the hospital, a second officer was also shot at but was not injured because a bullet struck his holster and embedded itself in his gun.

A source sent FOX 32 News a photo that appears to show a bullet hole in the officer's holster and the bullet lodged in his firearm.


Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a press conference Monday night that the officer was not injured.

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