Oak Brook mall 'shooting' news – At least 4 shot and suspect in custody after SWAT team swarmed Illinois shopping center

ONE person is in custody after a shooter allegedly began firing in an incident at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook, a suburb outside Chicago, Illinois.

On Twitter, the Oak Brook Police Department confirmed that the mall is closed for an "active investigation" of the shooting that injured four.


"There was a shooting at Oakbrook Center. The mall is closed as this is an active investigation," the police department tweeted.

"One (1) offender is in custody at this time," police said.

A reporter for a local news station said that four people were shot.

Earlier in the evening, a Chicago-area police scanner monitoring account reported an active shooter incident at the Oak Brook mall in Illinois.

"SWAT is en route to the scene, mall is still being evacuated," the account reported.

A local ABC affiliate reported that ambulances, fire trucks and police cars responding to the incident blocked every exit.

Police have not announced whether the incident was a shooting as reported, or how many people, if any, have been injured.

Another Twitter user chimed in, saying "My daughter is locked inside Nordstrom. She said the shooter has been caught."

Reports of the incident rolled in on Twitter.

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"Oakbrook mall event happened right in front of my girlfriend and I," said one Twitter user.

"To me, it looked like fireworks/crackers bc I saw a ton of sparks."

Reports didn't indicate how many were involved in the incident, or if there was more than one shooter.

"Just witnessed hella cops and a chopper descend on Oak Brook center at the Nordstroms," said another.

The Sun has reached out to local police for more information.

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