Police search for gunman in Chicago-area mall shootout

NOW: Police search for gunman in Chicago-area mall shootout


OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Police say a suspected gunman was among four people who were wounded during a shootout at a suburban Chicago shopping mall full of Christmas shoppers.

Police said Friday that they were searching for the other man suspected of taking part in the shootout Thursday evening at the Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook.

The suspected gunman who was in custody underwent surgery for gunshot wounds to his legs and back.

Police say three women who were bystanders were shot and had non-life-threatening wounds, and a fourth broke her ankle while fleeing.

Police Chief James Kruger says investigators believe the gunmen knew each other.

CBS 58/Telemundo Wisconsin's Alexis Dominguez was inside the mall when shots rang out.

"When we were leaving, being escorted out by SWAT, I looked down and saw tape. So I know that that scene was directly under the store where we had been hiding," she said. 

Police say the second shooter they're looking for was wearing a blue puffy jacket and tight jeans. 

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