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Person shot during looting at North Riverside Park MallBy Michael Lansu
One person was shot as looters ransacked a west suburban mall. About 2 p.m. Sunday, groups began smashing windows and looting businesses at North Riverside Park Mall at 7501 W. Cermak Rd. in North Riverside, police Chief Carlos Garcia said in an email.
“During the incident a subject was shot by an unknown offender and taken to a local hospital. The shooting is currently under investigation,” said Garcia, who did not provide details about the victim.
With help from nearby police departments, officers dispersed the looters and established a perimeter around the mall to prevent any further property damage. The mall remained closed Sunday night.