CHICAGO — A 47-year-old woman was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Target store at the Brickyard Mall on the city’s Northwest Side.
According to police, a person of interest is being questioned.
The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Target in the 6500 block of W. Diversey in the Montclare neighborhood.
Police said the woman was outside the store when an unknown offender approached her and began to fire shots in her direction.
The woman was struck multiple times and was transported to Loyola Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Bystanders told WGN News they were stunned by the brazenness of the morning attack.
“It’s bad that happened in broad daylight,” one person said.
“It’s just getting worse,” another shopper said.
Witnesses, who did not wish to reveal their identity to WGN News out of fear of retaliation, say they heard more than a dozen gunshots.
“It looked like she wasn’t responding at all, like she was just lifeless on the floor,” a witness said.
The Jeep Cherokee allegedly driven by the victim is registered to a woman blocks from the scene. Chicago police remain tightlipped about a possible suspect or motive.
No one is in custody. Area Five detectives are investigating.