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Feb. 2: Police investigate the scene of a shooting in front of the Lane Bryant store at the a shopping center in Tinley Park, Ill.
TINLEY PARK, Ill. — "Multiple" victims were found Saturday at a clothing store in a strip mall but there was no sign of the shooter, authorities said. They did not immediately confirm a report that four people had been killed.
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Police Sgt. T.J. Grady said officers responding to a 911 call about a shooting at the Brookside Marketplace at about 10:45 a.m. found the shooting victims inside a Lane Bryant store in this Chicago suburb.
Grady refused to give other details at a news conference or take questions, but said the attacker had apparently left the area in the suburbs southwest of downtown Chicago.
"No motive has been established," Grady said. "Every store was immediately canvassed and a search by air, too, has given us every indication that the offender has left the scene."
Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil had told the Chicago Tribune earlier that police reported four deaths.
Grady said police were looking for a black man about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 230 to 260 pounds, dressed in a black waist-length winter coat, a black cap and black jeans.
Police allowed some shoppers into parts of the strip mall Saturday afternoon, but they cordoned off the Lane Bryant store.
Tracy Caccavella said she was shopping at a Pet Smart store across the parking lot late Saturday morning when police entered the pet supply store.
"Six police entered the store with their hands on their gun holsters," Caccavella said.
The officers left after searching the Pet Smart store, she said.
There was no immediate response to calls seeking comment from Lane Bryant Brand headquarters.