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Report: 4 dead in strip mall shooting; gunman at large
Coroner says four people have died, the Chicago Tribune reports
Police are not confirming how many people were shot and killed
Authorities do not know the motive for the shooting
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- A shooting at a suburban Chicago strip mall on Saturday claimed several victims, and the gunman remains at large, police said.
Authorities do not know the motive for the shooting at the Lane Bryant store, said Tinley Park police Sgt. T.J. Grady.
He would not confirm how many people were shot and killed, but would only say there were "multiple victims." No identities were released.
The Chicago Tribune, a CNN affiliate, reported that four people had been killed, quoting Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil.
Grady told reporters the 911 call reporting the shooting came in at 10:44 a.m.
Stores in the strip mall were thoroughly searched, he said, and "it appears the offender has left the area."
The gunman was described as an African-American man, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing between 230 and 260 pounds, Grady said. He was wearing a waist-length black winter coat, a black cap and dark jeans.
Police appealed to the public for help, urging anyone with information to contact police at 708-444-5368.
The Tribune reported the shopping center is just south of Interstate 80 and contains a Super Target, a Kohl's clothing store and several restaurants.
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