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Man killed in Chicago fashion stores. The shooting has been identified; 1 person of interest located – NBC Chicago

The man killed in a Friday night shooting at Fashion Outlets in Chicago that injured another person in critical condition has been identified.

The shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m., when Rosemont Public Safety received multiple 911 calls about shots being fired at the popular suburban mall.

A man who was shot was taken to hospital where he was initially listed in critical condition but later died from his injuries, Rosemont Public Safety Department Sgt. Joe Balogh.

He was identified as Joel Valdes, 20, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A 15-year-old girl was also shot and rushed to hospital in critical condition, Balogh said.

A third person may have been shot and then fled the scene, according to Balogh, but that remained uncertain as of Friday evening.

Rosemont Public Security tweeted By Friday evening only one person of interest had been located, noting that the search of the mall had been completed.

After the shooting, police were looking for two male suspects who had left the scene in a red vehicle after the incident and were reviewing surveillance video.

Several witnesses said they heard gunshots and saw crowds of people running in the chaotic moments that followed.

The mall remained an active crime scene as several areas were taped while police continued their investigation. Chicago Fashion Outlets will remain closed for the “immediate future,” Rosemont officials said. It was not immediately clear when the mall will reopen.

A reunification site has been set up at the Murray Bros. restaurant. Caddyshack, 9546 Balmoral Avenue for those who have been separated from loved ones.

The Department of Public Security in Rosemont is asking witnesses to the shooting to come forward. Anyone with information can contact Rosemont authorities at 847-823-1134.



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