DEVELOPING STORY: A large outdoor shopping mall in Illinois has been locked down after a Thursday night shooting, according to Oak Brook police. One suspect is in custody. At least four people were shot.
Alex Gay, who was with her boyfriend, began walking past Neiman Marcus, heading to Nordstrom, when she saw people, including a security guard, start running.
“I’m shook up,” Gay told the Chicago Tribune. “It was scary everyone was sprinting out of the mall as sirens went over intercom saying ‘Emergency. Evacuate. Seek shelter.’ I almost got trampled.”
Another eyewitness reported seeing at least three people being loaded onto stretchers and taken to nearby ambulances.
#BREAKING! Numerous people shot following active shooter situation at Oak Brook Mall in #Chicago— Kreately.in (@KreatelyMedia) December 24, 2021
EMS reports suggest at least four people are shot, and several more are injured. The mall has initiated lockdown protocol. Police are now entering the mall
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Massive response at OakBrook Center in suburban Chicago after a shooting during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Police say four people were shot and one person is in custody. pic.twitter.com/kSLicNXjUW— Paige Lobdell (@producerpaige_) December 24, 2021
There was a shooting at Oakbrook Center. The mall is closed as this is an active investigation. One (1) offender is in custody at this time. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact me via e-mail or phone.— Oak Brook Police (@OakBrookPolice) December 24, 2021