At least three people were reported killed and five injured in gunfire in and around Chicago.
One of the dead included the suspected attacker, who was apparently shot and killed by police, according to the Chicago branch of NBC.
The whirlwind began on Saturday afternoon in the downtown Kenwood district, where a woman was fatally shot and another was seriously injured, according to local station WGN9.
A University of Chicago student was then shot and killed in a nearby parking lot, the station said.
As officers clash with the assailant, he claims to have encountered the IHOP in Evanston, a town 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, where he took a woman hostage and shot her before exchanging shootings with cops in a parking lot at a store. dollars.