Chicago Ridge Mall open Sunday after overnight Brawl

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    Chicago Ridge Mall was open Sunday after a fight in the food court prompted its evacuation and early closure Saturday night.

    Police said Sunday they were still investigating but that no arrests had been made. Saturday night, Chicago Ridge Mayor Chuck Tokar said there were no reports of injuries and that no shots had been fired, despite initial indications to the contrary.
    Video: Unconfirmed reports of shots fired at Chicago Ridge mall
    Video: Unconfirmed reports of shots fired at Chicago Ridge mall

    Around 6 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a fight in the food court at the southwest suburban mall and while on the way, received a report of shots fired, prompting a "multi-jurisdictional response," according to a statement released by police.

    The mall was "jam-packed" with people at the time and was set to close at 9 p.m., so management made the decision to close early, the mayor said Saturday.

    "I certainly thank God that it didn't happen when the mall was at its peak leading up to Christmas," Tokar said.

    Aziza Askar, 21, said Saturday that she was ordering food at the churro stand in the food court with her 19-year-old brother when she saw a group of people nearby starting to fight.
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    Two seconds later, Askar said, she heard three loud pops and felt her brother yanking her to the ground.

    "It was the sound people make when they hit a tray on the table," said Askar, who lives with her family near the mall. "But then people started yelling 'They are shooting' … Everybody started panicking. Police officers started flooding in."

    She said her three teenage sisters were also at the food court at the same time. The siblings, one of whom works at a store in the mall, ran out along with other people who were evacuating the mall.

    "We honestly didn't know what was going on," Askar said during a phone interview. "It was pretty terrifying."

    The mall is located near Ridgeland Avenue and 98th Street, at 444 Chicago Ridge Mall Drive.

    Tribune reporters Stephanie K. Baer, Gregory Pratt and Alexandra Chachkevitch and SouthtownStar reporter Donna Vickroy contributed to this report.


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    Is this when we play "Guess The Race"?
     
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    No but it is a shame you cant even go shopping these days.
     
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    better video here:

     
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    Nah......Be like shooting fish in a barrel.................
     
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    I'm not familiar with Chicago / suburbs geography, but is this mall on the south side?
     
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    Nobody in their right goddamn mind would go anywhere near the Chicago Ridge mall. :worried:
     
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    Want to take a wild guess? :)

    When Chicago violence is involved, it's about as easy of a game to play as "guess the race."
     
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    Was that dog shit on the floor or what ?
     
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    How long until Al Sharpton blames this on the police ?
     
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    Mall closings are a social construct
     
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    This kind of thing does not happen at Oakbrook. :hippie:
     
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    Mall patrons are known as "Ridgies."
     
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    No guessing needed
     
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    Near south side. My girl friend lives near there. :facepalm:
     
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    Its a very decent area, guaranteed the fight participants were "urban" youts from east of Western ave...:grad:
     
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    Exactly brutha. Still a mostly white area. Not far from the electrician school either.
     
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    Werd. I saw this lastnight and could tell by the way the media was describing these folks as "teenagers" what we were dealing with.
     
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