Sunday morning was a busy morning for Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital and it caused them to stop accepting patients.
Per reports, the hospital went “on bypass” when they met their capacity when it came to trauma victims. They were a series of shootings and the ambulance runs were forced to go to other trauma centers.
Chicago Police confirm there were three separate shootings, resulting in 10 wounded and one dead. Police Chief Eddie Johnson expressed how devastating it is to have a hospital overwhelmed with victims of violence.
” 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.”
According to reports, 278 people have been shot and killed in Chicago this year and 1,364 wounded.