4 people injured after shooting at Chicago-area mall

Illinois

Oak Brook Mall was placed under a lockdown after calls of shots fired, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, in Oak Brook, Ill. A shooting at the suburban Chicago mall full of Christmas shoppers left several people injured Thursday, police said. The incident at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook began with two males involved in a shootout in a corridor around 5:45 p.m., police Chief James Kruger said. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Police say a shooting occurred at a mall full of Christmas shoppers in suburban Chicago, 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 were shot and a fourth person suffered an ankle injury while running away.

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.

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