Indiana Man Pleads Guilty in Shooting at Chicago VA Hospital

Indiana Man Pleads Guilty in Shooting at Chicago VA Hospital

CHICAGO (AP) — An Indianapolis man accused of opening fire at a Chicago veterans hospital in 2019 has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that 43-year-old Bernard Harvey Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegal possession of an assault rifle. Lawyers in the case said he now faces a likely prison sentence of three to five years.

Harvey admitted during Tuesday’s hearing that he was armed with an assault rifle when he “fired the firearm several times while outside” the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. No one was hit by the gunfire.

A judge set Harvey’s sentencing hearing for early May.

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