Man Killed after ‘Multiple Shots’ Fired at Suburban Illinois Mall, Police Say

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ORLAND PARK, Ill. — A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in a shooting at a mall in Orland Park, Illinois.

Police confirmed to WGN News gunshots were fired inside Orland Square Mall around 6:45 p.m.

Police said a man with a gun, who they describe as black, 6 feet 1 inch tall, wearing dark clothing and blue jeans, fired shots and the 19-year-old was struck.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he died.

At 8 p.m. police said they had performed a search of the mall and believed the shooter had left the building. The mall was then evacuated and police searched stores again.

The mall is located in Orland Park, which is about 20 miles south of downtown Chicago.

WGN anchor Tahman Bradley happened to be inside the mall and said he heard multiple shots fired and saw shoppers running.  He said a customer reported seeing police inside the mall.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet known.

Police continue to investigate and said security camera footage should aid in the investigation.

This is a developing story.


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