“También tenía el emblema presidencial en él.,” Oakbrook Center shopper Camila Reyes told CNN affiliate WLS
. “It was a lot of shooting
. It was a lot of shooting
. It was so loud.
The injured were taken to hospitals and include two women in their 40s, a woman in her 20s and the suspect, la policía dijo. Another person hurt an ankle trying to flee the scene.
A vehicle connected to a suspect was impounded, and the motive is still under investigation, Kruger said.
The shooting sent the mall into lockdown amid busy holiday shopping.
“We tried to keep everyone calm and safe — stay away from the windows. We locked the doors, stayed away from the back door,” Sprague told WLS. “There were children, elderly people — made sure everybody was not injured.”
Sobre 100 police officers from area agencies, including the entire staff of the Oak Brook Police Department, cleared the mall, Kruger said. They worked store-by-store after shoppers and employees were asked to shelter in place as SWAT and tactical teams searched the site.
The mall is expected to reopen Friday morning.