4 people injured after shooting at Chicago-area Oakbrook mall
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Police say a shooting occurred at a mall full of Christmas shoppers in suburban Chicago Thursday, Dec. 23, injuring four people.
The incident at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook began with two people involved in a shootout in a corridor.
Police Chief James Kruger says the injuries were not life-threatening.
Kruger says three people who were shot might have been hit by ricocheting bullets.
One person was in custody, and police were looking for another suspect.
The outdoor mall is a major shopping destination about 15 miles west of Chicago.
Shoppers who were interviewed as they were gradually released say they took cover in stores and dressing rooms.
CBS 58/Telemundo Wisconsin's Alexis Dominguez was at the mall when it occurred, and fortunately was unharmed.
She's provided updates as the investigation unfolds, sharing video of a SWAT team clearing out stores and people being evacuated.
I’m at Oak Brook mall outside of Chicago as several shots were fired. Scary situation. Everyone stay safe.— Alexis Dominguez (@alexisdomm) December 23, 2021
My family and I ran and hid inside a story with about 15 other people. These officers have been outside the store I’m currently in for about 30 minutes. #oakbrookmallshootingpic.twitter.com/Yoy7JWo60i— Alexis Dominguez (@alexisdomm) December 24, 2021
You can barely see but it seems SWAT is clearing the Build-a-bear workshop in front of the store we’re hiding in. They told us we’d be the next store cleared. It’s been over 2 hours. pic.twitter.com/nNjsWOYOd0— Alexis Dominguez (@alexisdomm) December 24, 2021
We are out and safe. There were so many stores with broken glass. They had us evacuate the store with our hands up high. pic.twitter.com/wt7waU0kly— Alexis Dominguez (@alexisdomm) December 24, 2021