An individual of interest was taken into police custody following Friday's shooting at Rosemont's Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall. The shooting took place just after 7 p.m., Rosemont police said. However, they said that it was an isolated incident and possible a targeted attack.
Joel Valdes (20) was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
A 15 year-old girl was injured in her right wrist when she was shot. Sgt. Joe Balogh, Rosemont Public Safety Department said that the girl was stable.
A third victim of the shooting ran away or "escaped" according to Gary Mack, a Rosemont spokesperson. Chicago Tribune
Balogh stated that two attackers fled in a red vehicle, but authorities evacuated the area and searched it.
Luis Elijio claimed that he was shopping with his family, which included his 5-month-old daughter at the time, when a woman opened the doors of the store and shouted, “They’re shooting!” Elijio stated that an employee locked the doors, and the people inside fled to the back of their store.
He said, "And right after... I heard what sounded almost like an automatic weapon." While recovering in the lobby at the Crowne Plaza hotel nearby,