A shoot-out between two suspected shooters and one companion at the Oak Brook Mall Thursday left 4 victims and 1 suspect injured, and two suspects in custody.
At approximately 5:44 pm, two suspected shooters and one companion were involved in a confrontation, leading to an exchange of gunfire on the second floor in the Nordstrom wing, near Ann Taylor, at Oakbrook Center. An unconfirmed number of shots were fired, injuring four people and 1 of the shooters.
An Oak Brook Officer working an extra detail at Nordstrom heard the shots and responded immediately to the scene. With the assistance of mutual aid police units and Oakbrook Center Security, the mall was locked down, and two people involved were in custody.
One of the suspects was shot four times: once in the left thigh, once in the right thigh, once in the right calf, and once in the lower back.
A bystander described as a female in her 40s was shot in the left thigh; another female in her 40s was shot in the left thigh; and a female in her 20s was shot in the right foot. The fourth victim, a female in her 20s, fractured her ankle while fleeing from the scene.
The gunshot victims are at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, while the female with the fractured ankle is at Elmhurst Hospital.
Oak Brook police took one suspect into custody as he attempted to leave the area. Police Officers also rendered immediate life-saving first aid to the injured suspect. That suspect underwent surgery and is expected to survive. All the other injuries are currently non-life-threatening.
Police have one suspected shooter and companion in custody. There is one suspected shooter still at large. The offender is a black male with long dark dreadlocks who appears in his 30s, medium build, and height. (See photo above.)
Two weapons described as pistols and a vehicle registered to one of the suspects were recovered at the scene.
The investigation and forensic evidence work are ongoing. Please contact Administrative Sergeant Reid A. Foltyniewicz at 630-368-8732 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any information or questions regarding this case.