Lombard police investigate report of shots fired at Yorktown shopping center

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team Going through

Saturday, November 12, 2022 3:25 a.m.

LOMBARD, Ill. (WLS) — Police investigated Lombard’s Yorktown Center Friday night after police received a report of shots being fired at the mall.

The village posted on Facebook that police have determined there is currently no active danger or threat to the public.

The mall is open and operations continue uninterrupted. It was unclear whether the mall had ever been locked down.

There were no further details on the report of the shots fired. Village officials did not say if anyone was injured. It was not immediately clear whether the report of gunshots came from inside or outside the mall.

The police presence was concentrated in the parking lots and the east/southeast ring road of the mall.

At 6:40 p.m., village officials said police cleared the area. The investigation remains active and no further details have been released.

A spokesperson for the mall released a statement saying, “Thank you to the Lombard Police Department for their prompt response to today’s isolated incident in the parking lots near the ring road. The safety and security of our customers , employees and retailers remain our top priority. Police have determined that there is currently no active danger or threat to the public and operations at the mall continue uninterrupted. We will continue to work with the Toronto Police Department. Lombard regarding the ongoing investigation. For any additional questions or if you have information regarding today’s incident, please contact Lombard Police Department Detective J. Chudzinski at 630-873-4491.”

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