Five Dead in Mall Shooting
Five women were shot Saturday at a suburban Chicago shopping mall. According to a CNN report, the victims were found in the back room of the Lane Bryant clothing store in Tinley Park, Illinois. Police say the motive for the homicide was robbery. The gunman has not been found, but officials say, "about 50 area police officers are involved in the search for the man and the weapon."
According the the Associated Press, Tinley Park has had only one reported murder between 1999 and 2006, and some are taking the event exceptionally hard. Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said, "[The killings are a] sad commentary on our society," and has ordered flags at half-staff for five days.
Local police released the names of the victims and many family members and friends released quotes remembering their loved ones.
As of now, there is a vague description of the assailant and a $50,000 reward from Lane Bryant.