Rosemont Mall shooting news – 'One dead and two hurt' as shoppers run for cover and police hunt suspect in Illinois

ONE person is dead and two others are injured in a shooting at a shopping mall in Rosemont, Illinois as gunfire sent shoppers running.

The victim died while being transported to the hospital, according to Rosemont spokesman Gary Mack.

Mack also told the Chicago Tribune a fourth victim appeared to escape the shooting.

Authorities remain at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, which is being evacuated. A suspect has not yet been located.

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.


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"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.

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.

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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.

More to follow…

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