CHICAGO — A vehicle drove into the entrances of a Chicago-area mall Friday afternoon and continued driving inside the mall, according to police.
A video posted to Twitter appears to show a black SUV driving around inside Woodfield Mall, located in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois.
A person in the video can be heard saying, “What the ***. Oh my god.” Others in the background yell “Stop! Stop driving!” The car tires screech as the car navigates the mall.
Schaumburg Police reported that subject is in custody.
“At this time, there is no evidence of an active shooter situation. Police are on scene and the mall is in the process of being evacuated. Please avoid the area if possible. The investigation is ongoing. At this time, no injuries have been reported,” the department said in a Facebook post.
Schaumburg police alerted to a mass casualty incident.
Police did not immediately respond to request for comment and it’s unclear if anyone may have been injured.
Local news outlets reported police and fire department response to the scene. Initial photos reveal that the car may have driven through the entrance to Sears before driving around the mall.
Initial posts on social media alleging an active shooter situation proved unfounded.
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