The killer of five women at a clothing store in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park made sexual advances on at least one of the victims and may have targeted a women’s shop to avoid confrontation with men, reports the Chicago Tribune. Four shoppers and the store manager died at the scene. A sixth woman, an employee, was shot in the neck but survived to tell police what happened.
Police gave a detailed description of the gunman yesterday: black with a medium complexion, dressed in black jeans with embroidery and rhinestone decorations on the back pocket, a dark-colored jacket and a charcoal-gray knit cap. the man was clean-shaven and well-groomed, with thick braids pulled back under his cap except for one that hung down the right side of his face and sported four green beads. The man appeared to be 25 to 35 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches and 230 to 260 pounds. The lone survivor, 33, was in protective custody. Relatives said all communication with the woman, even calls to her cell phone, had been cut off by police.