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HC Wake-Up Call: Gunman Opens Fire At A Chicago Hospital, Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email For Government Business & Actress Files A Restraining Order Against Michael Avenatti

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds — we’re all only human, after all. 

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.) 

Four Dead After A Gunman Opens Fire At A Chicago Hospital 

Four people were killed, including a gunman and a police officer, Monday afternoon at the Mercy Hospital in Chicago. 

The incident happened in the hospital’s parking lot, and witnesses saw an argument between the gunman and a woman who was a doctor at Mercy and his former fiance, according to the Washington Post. A friend tried to intervene, but the gunman lifted his shirt to show a handgun, police said. The friend proceeded to call for 911, and another call was placed once shots were fired. According to the Chicago Tribune, the woman was fatally shot when police officers arrival. 

The gunman left the hospital and fired multiple rounds at officers. Another female employee as well as a police officer were fatally shot in the middle of the exchange, according to the Chicago Tribune. The officer was later identified as Samuel Jimenez. 

“The city of Chicago lost a doctor, pharmaceutical assistant and a police officer, all going about their day, all doing what they loved,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel, The Washington Post reports. 

A nurse at Mercy Hospital, Maria Tello, told BuzzFeed News that she heard three gunshots. “You know what to do, but you’re still in shock. We’re putting patients in rooms and trying to lock them down. All you want to do is hide and be quiet and communicate with them,” she said. 

The suspect was later found inside the hospital with a fatal wound to the head. According to Buzzfeed News, it is unclear how he was shot. 

Ivanka Trump Reportedly Sent Hundreds of Emails About Government Business From Her Personal Email 

The Washington Post reported on Monday that Ivanka Trump’s personal email account was used to discuss official government business last year. Ivanka reportedly discussed issues related to the White House on an email account that she shared with her husband, Jared Kushner. 

According to emails released by American Oversight, a watchdog group, Ivanka used her personal account to email Cabinet members, White House aides and assistants. CNN reports that under the Presidential Records Act all “official White House communications and records [must] be preserved.” 

“The president’s family is not above the law, and there are serious questions that Congress should immediately investigate,” executive director of American Oversight, Austin Evers, said in a statement. “Did Ivanka Trump turn over all of her emails for preservation as required by law? Was she sending classified information over a private system?” 

The personal email was reportedly shared with Kushner through a Microsoft system in 2016, as they were preparing to move into the White House. According to the report, she sent at least 100 emails that were related to her official position within the administration. Ivanka also reportedly sent a number of emails about her work and travel schedule that were sent to personal assistants and those who take care of her children. A little under 1,000 emails contained that type of information, according to The Post.

This news comes after President Trump repeatedly called out Hillary Clinton, often saying to “lock her up,” for using a personal email throughout the 2016 presidential campaign.

Woman Files For Restraining Order Against Michael Avenatti One WeekAfter His Arrest For Domestic Violence

A woman has reportedly filed for a restraining order against Michael Avenatti just one week after allegations of and an arrest for domestic violence. 

Actress Mareli Miniutti filed a petition in Los Angeles County Superior court for a restraining order, according to The Hill. The Blast first reported the legal action, and reported that Miniutti made a domestic violence report against Avenatti. Her involvement was not previously known. 

Avenatti later tweeted that he looked forward to “a full clearing of [his] name and disclosure of all the facts.”

“I have NEVER abused a woman or committed domestic violence against anyone. Any claim to the contrary is completely bogus and fabricated. I am a target. And I will be exonerated,” he added. 

Last week, Avenatti was charged for domestic violence in Los Angeles but later was released on bail. According to BuzzFeed News, officials haven’t released specific details of the allegation except that incident happened at a home in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard near Beverly Hills. 

What to look out for…

So it’s my favorite national holiday today, which is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day! It combines two of my favorite things fudge and peanut butter. And as a girl who grew up near the boardwalks and beaches of New Jersey, fudge is practically a staple. 

Carissa Dunlap is a Her Campus News X Social Intern for Summer 2018. She is a current Publishing major and Journalism minor at Emerson College (Class of 2020). When she isn't perusing the YA bookshelf at the bookstore, she can be found watching dog videos on Facebook, at her favorite coffee shops, or relaxing on the beach. Follow her on Instagram @dunlapcarissa or Twitter @Caridunlap.