Purdue grad killed in Chicago hospital shooting to be laid to rest Friday

Dr. Tamara O'Neal was one of three people shot to death by her former fiance on Nov. 19 at Mercy Hospital.

Posted: Nov 30, 2018 5:35 AM

LAPORTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Purdue University graduate killed in the Chicago hospital shooting will be laid to rest Friday.  Dr. Tamara O'Neal was one of three people shot to death by her former fiance on Nov. 19 at Mercy Hospital.

O'Neal graduated from Purdue in 2002 with an undergraduate degree in psychology. She was one of two Purdue grads killed in the shooting. Doctor of Pharmacy Dayna Less, a May 2018 Purdue graduate, was also killed. Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez lost his life responding. 

O'Neal's visitation was held Thursday. The funeral is Friday morning in her hometown of LaPorte.

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels released the following statement the day after the shooting:

"We are proud of Tamara and Dayna for the lives of service they chose to pursue. We are deeply grateful and admiring of officer Jimenez for his sacrificial bravery that spared other innocent lives."

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