ONE person is dead and two others are injured in a shooting at a shopping mall in Rosemont, Illinois as gunfire sent shoppers running.
One person of interest has been located in connection to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall shooting, according to Rosemont Public Safety officials.
One person has died in the shootingCredit: NBC 5
Two people have been injured in a shooting in Rosemont, IllinoisCredit: NBC 5
A fourth victim allegedly escaped the shootingCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
A man in his 20s died at a hospital, officials said. A 15-year old girl is in the hospital in stable condition.
The third victim escaped or fled, according to Rosemont spokesman Gary Mack.
Authorities had been looking for two people who fled the scene in a red car but have since located one person of interest.
A motive remains unknown, but Mack said officials are not ruling out the possibility that this was a targeted attack.
Rosemont Public Safety released a statement via Twitter providing an update after multiple reports of shots fired.
“Update: no active shooter. An isolated shooting took place inside the mall.
“2 confirmed gunshot victims have been transported to the hospital. A search of the mall the clear rooms is underway. Offender is not on scene.”
A follow-up tweet goes on to state that the Caddy Shack restaurant will be the reunification site for friends and family members.
Officers had gone store by store evacuating the mall.
Many shoppers took to social media to share their experiences.
Stringer Harris posted a video to Facebook showing an armed police officer patrolling the first floor of the mall.
Harris said he was on the second floor near the Prada store when he heard gunshots.
“I was a t the Fashion Outlets in Rosemont having dinner in the food court when I heard 6 shots,” one user tweeted.
“Some ran towards locked exit doors, including me. We ran to the other exit out to safety.”
Residents are urged to avoid the area as it is still an active crime scene.
The investigation is ongoing.
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