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Young Man Shot Outside Old Orchard Shopping Center

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SKOKIE, Ill. (STMW) — Skokie Police Chief Tony Scarpelli said Sunday police still have no suspect in custody in connection with a shooting Friday night near just outside of Westfield’s Old Orchard Shopping Center in the northern suburb.

Scarpelli said the police are continuing to follow all investigative leads in the case.

A young man was wounded in the shooting outside the Old Orchard Shopping Center. Skokie police responded about 9:45 p.m. to a 911 call of shots fired near the 4800 block of Golf Road, a release from police said.

When officers got to the scene they found a male juvenile lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The victim was taken to a hospital where he was being treated.

Scarpelli said the victim underwent surgery Saturday and as far as he knew the victim remains in fair condition.

A carnival was being held at the mall, near the location of the shooting, this weekend, but it is unclear whether the victim was attending the carnival.

Police ask that if anyone has any information or knowledge regarding the shooting, to contact the Skokie Police Department at (847) 982-5900.
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