River Oaks Center Mall Reopens After Two Wounded In Drive-By Shooting In Parking Lot

Updated : Oct 12, 2019 in Articles

River Oaks Center Mall Reopens After Two Wounded In Drive-By Shooting In Parking Lot


UNDER THE INFLUENCE. THE 48-YEAR-OLD VICTIM IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. DEVELOPING, MORE SECURITY AT THE RIVER OAKS CENTER AFTER TWO TEENS WERE SHOT IN A DRIVE BY SHOOTING RIGHT OUTSIDE OF MACY’S. ERIC COX IS LIVE IN CALUMET CITY WHERE THE MALL JUST REOPENED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. ERIC? Reporter: AS SHOPPERS AND WORKERS RETURNED TO THE RIVER OAKS CENTER, THEY’RE MET WITH MALL SECURITY AND INCREASE IN POLICE PRESENCE. TAKE A LOOK AT VIDEO THAT WE SHOT HERE EARLIER THIS MORNING. WE HAVE BEEN HERE WATCHING MALL SECURITY OUT DRIVING AROUND THE PARKING LOT AND WE HAVE ALSO SEEN CALUMET CITY POLICE SLOWLY CIRCLING THE PERIMETER. THE DRIVE BY SHOOTING HAPPENED BEFORE 6:00 YESTERDAY EVENING IN THE PART OF THE LOT IN FRONT OF MACY’S. RIGHT NOW A 17-YEAR-OLD BOY AND 18-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION AT AREA HOSPITALS. CHOPPER 2 IN THE AIR MINUTES AFTER THE SHOOTING, WHILE OFFICERS WERE WORKING ON THE GROUND BELOW. THE RIVER OAKS CENTER WAS SHUT DOWN FOR HOURS LAST NIGHT. DECISION WAS MADE TO REOPEN THIS MORNING BECAUSE INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE SHOOTING WAS NOT RANDOM AND ISN’T TIED TO THE MALL. STILL, AN AREA FAITH LEADER AND FATHER SAYS HE WILL WORK TO FIND A SOLUTION TO ALL OF THIS GUN VIOLENCE HERE IN HIS HOMETOWN. I HAVE AN 18-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER MYSELF. I PASSED THE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THIS COMMUNITY, SO I’M VERY CONCERNED. I WILL BE REACHING OUT TO THE MAYOR AND CHIEF OF POLICE TO SEE REALLY WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP, YOU KNOW, END THE VIOLENCE THAT IS TAKING PLACE IN CALUMET CITY. Reporter: NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN RELATION TO THIS SHOOTING. I REACHED OUT TO THE REALITY GROUP, THE NEW YORK BASED COMPANY THAT OWNS RIVER OAKS CENTER TO SEE IF THEY HAVE LONG-TERM PLANS ON HOW THEY INTEND TO KEEP SHOPPERS HERE SAFE.

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