One dead, another injured in Chicago Nordstrom shooting

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Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Two people were shot at the Nordstrom store at 55 E. Grand on Friday evening, police said.

CHICAGO, IL (KTRK) -- A man fatally shot himself after shooting a woman in a domestic-related incident at a Nordstrom store, police said.

Police said two people were shot at the store near the River North neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. A man was killed and a woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, fire officials said.

Police said the shooter was the woman's current or ex-boyfriend, and the woman was a seasonal employee at Nordstrom. Witnesses said the man fired a shot at the woman and then fatally shot himself.

"She was working up on the second floor when he approached her, fired one shot, which struck her. He then turned the gun to himself, shot and killed himself," said Chief John J. Escalante, Chicago Police Bureau of Detectives.

The store was full of shoppers on Black Friday. Witnesses said they heard shots and ran out of the store.

"Everyone was just running, and like, I'm a big guy and people were knocking me over. My feeling was just, get the hell out of there. So everybody runs out the back and I'm basically saying to people, we need to get out of the building," said Scott Balloch, a shopper.

The intersection at Wabash and Grand is closed as police investigate.

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