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Video shows moment gunman opened fire at Chicago shooting fashion stores – NBC Chicago

Cellphone video captured the moments of a shooting in which one person was killed and a second injured on a busy Friday night at Fashion Outlets in Chicago.

Footage obtained by CWB Chicago shows a group of people gathered in a hallway near the food court when an argument allegedly ensued and was taken off camera. Moments later, a man wearing a dark-colored hoodie pulled out a gun, pointed his gun down the hallway, and opened fire.

A 20-year-old man, identified as Joel Valdez, died from injuries sustained in the shooting. A teenage girl was injured and initially listed in critical condition at an area hospital, according to Rosemont authorities. Police said a third person may have been shot and then fled, but it remains unclear whether that was the case on Monday.

A typical evening at Chicago’s Fashion Outlets turned into chaos on Friday as gunfire erupted, causing shoppers to panic and flee the building in fear for their safety. NBC 5’s Vi Nguyen reports.

Activist Stringer Harris was one of many people inside the mall at the time and recorded Facebook Live video as the attack unfolded in front of him.

“When the shots rang out, people just started running,” Harris said. “People started to disperse. I saw dads pulling their daughters out of their strollers and finding a quicker exit to get out. People dropped their clothes. It was a real chaotic scene.”

One of the most heartbreaking sights for Harris, someone who has seen many tragedies in Chicago’s South End, was an overturned stroller.

“This stroller…has been knocked over, and you see this child’s bottle sitting right next to the stroller,” he said. “And that’s when for me it was like, wow, it was like one of those situations you see on the news all the time.”

The Rosemont Department of Public Safety said in a tweet Sunday that it was pursuing “multiple leads” and that officers had spoken to witnesses about the shooting.

Police on Saturday provided additional information about a shooting that left one dead and at least one other victim injured at Fashion Outlets in Chicago. NBC 5’s Lexi Sutter reports.

Police continued to search for the person who fired the shots, who was described as a man in his 20s wearing a face mask. He reportedly left the scene in a maroon 2008 Honda with other unknown suspects.

The owner of the vehicle was questioned by police on Saturday and considered a “person of interest”. No one else has been identified in connection with the crime.

The Rosemont Department of Public Safety asked anyone with information about the shooting to call authorities at 847-823-1134.