At least one person was killed and 19 others injured in a shooting just after midnight Sunday at a large party in a mall parking lot in Willowbrook, Ill., southwest of Chicago, officials said. responsible.
DuPage County Sheriff’s Office deputies heard gunshots around 12:30 a.m. and “responded to an area with a large gathering of people,” said Eric Swanson, deputy chief of the sheriff’s office, during of a press conference on Sunday.
He said some victims went to hospital and others were taken by rescue workers. He declined to provide the age and condition of the victims.
He said the motive for the shooting was unclear. It was also unclear what type of firearms were being used.
Joe Ostrander, battalion chief for the Tri-State Fire Protection District, said earlier Sunday that the shooting took place during a “kind of celebration,” with hundreds of people in the parking lot of a center shopping on Route 83 near Honeysuckle Rose Lane. .