kali9/iStock(CHICAGO) — An 18-year-old was shot dead at a Chicago area mall on Monday, causing chaos and sparking a manhunt for the gunman. Authorities believe the victim and suspect knew each other and that the crime was isolated, police said. Shoppers at the Orland Square Mall called 911 at about 6:45 p.m. Monday reporting a shooting near the food court, said police. Orland Park is about 30 miles outside of Chicago. Witnesses said two men were in an altercation and one of the men fired multiple times, hitting the victim, police said. An 18-year-old man was shot and taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, police said. A second victim suffered a graze wound, police said. The suspect — believed to be about 20 years old — was seen fleeing the mall on foot, police said. Illinois State Senator Elgie Sims Jr. said he was at the mall when the shooting broke out. “A young man was gunned down literally feet from where my and other families were shopping,” he wrote on Facebook. Beyond the tragedy of “another senseless shooting,” Sims said the second tragedy was that the children who witnessed the aftermath lost some of their innocence. “I and the other parents tried to shield the children from the reality of what just occurred but after seeing the terror in their eyes these children will remember this day for years to come,” he wrote. “When will we come to grips with the fact that we MUST deal with the flow of illegal guns onto our streets and the trauma that is turning our young people into victims and perpetrators of violence.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kerry Blom Kerry is part owner of Pinpoint Direct Marketing in Andover, MN, a credit union based digital printing company. She has over 20 years experience in the industry. Pinpoint Direct Marketing … Web: www.pdmkt.com Details I wonder sometimes why credit unions don’t promote mortgages more often. My inbox certainly doesn’t have marketing requests to advertise a First time home buyer rate or to advertise a promotion to reach out to nonmembers with mortgage refinance solutions.Mortgage lending is hot right now if you didn’t know, AND is a great way to boost your portfolio.I read recently via creditunions.com, that the increase in loan balances was primarily driven by first mortgages and used and new auto loans. Together, they accounted for 81.6% of total loan growth over the past year. Mortgages made up over 40% of the total growth.WOW! And you know what? – it’s easy to market mortgages. Especially if members may be ready to refinance. But you need to find that out by marketing to them. Something else to consider when looking at your lending goals for the year – we do have an election in November that will weigh heavily on the minds of consumers.So as you look to plan your marketing projects, consider marketing mortgages. If you want to read more, check this out.Members are taking greater advantage of real estate loan offerings and choosing credit unions as their lender of choice.