Five women have been shot dead at a shopping mall in the United States. The shootings happened at a clothing store at a shopping centre in suburban Chicago. It its thought the gunman opened fire during a robbery which went wrong. He went on the run; police have no idea why the women were killed, and haven’t said if they were store workers or shoppers.
Police arrived at the centre after receiving an emergency call. The five women were all found in the back of the same shop.
The area around the shopping mall was sealed off, and stores and nearby houses searched. But despite the use of helicopters, there was no sign of the gunman.