2 men charged in shooting at packed Chicago-area mall
CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago men have been charged in a shooting at a suburban Chicago shopping mall that wounded four bystanders and sent thousands of last-minute Christmas shoppers running for cover last week.
Tyran Williams, 32, and Steve Lane, 29, face multiple felonies, including aggravated discharge of a firearm, in the Dec. 23 shootout at Oakbrook Center.
A judge issued a $1 million bail Wednesday for both men during a court appearance. Williams was hit four times in the shooting, while three women and a man who were in the area were also wounded.
Authorities say Lane and his companion fled after the shooting.
“The allegations that these two men opened fire in a crowded mall of between 15-to-20,000 people, on one of the busiest shopping days of the year are evidence of an unconscionable degree of violence and a complete and utter disregard for public safety,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in a prepared statement.
Lane’s next court date is January 19, while Williams is scheduled to appear in court the following day.
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