Shooting at Suburban Chicago Shopping Mall Leaves One Dead And Two Injured

Shooting at Suburban Chicago Shopping Mall Leaves One Dead And Two Injured

news image

ROSEMONT, Ill. — A shooting at a suburban Chicago shopping mall left one man dead and two other people wounded, including a teenage girl, while shoppers ran for cover, police said.

A person of interest was taken into custody after Friday night’s shooting at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall in Rosemont, a village just northwest of the city, Rosemont police said. Police did not release a motive for the shooting that happened just after 7 p.m. near the mall’s indoor food court, but said it was an “isolated incident” and possibly a targeted attack.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man who died as Joel Valdes, 20.

A 15-year-old girl who was shot in the right wrist was in stable condition, said Sgt. Joe Balogh of the Rosemont Public Safety Department.

The third person who was shot ran away or “escaped,” Rosemont spokesman Gary Mack told the Chicago Tribune.

Balogh said that while two assailants fled in a red car, authorities evacuated and searched the mall.

Luis Elijio said he and his family, including his 5-month-old daughter, were shopping at a store in the mall when a women opened the store’s doors and screamed, “They’re shooting!” An employee locked the doors and people inside retreated to the back of the store, Elijio said.

“And right after that I heard what sounded like an automatic weapon,” he said while recovering with his family in the lobby of the nearby Crowne Plaza hotel.

More Must-Read Stories From TIME

  • The Man Behind Ethereum Is Worried About Crypto’s Future
  • What We Learned During Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings
  • How Telegram Became the Digital Battlefield in the Russia-Ukraine War
  • Why You Still Can’t Just Walk Into a Pharmacy and Get a Prescription for a COVID-19 Pill
  • Column: 5 Ways to Avert the Global Food Security Crisis
  • The Persistence of Atlanta, TV’s Greatest Surrealist Comedy
  • Exclusive: Romania’s Prime Minister on How NATO Can Navigate This ‘Stark New Reality’
  • States Could Let Parents Sue Big Tech for Addicting Kids. Here’s What That Really Means.

Contact us at [email protected].

Read More