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USA NEWS – Officials say one person was killed and several were injured by a bullet during a large gathering at a suburban Chicago hotel. Police said one person died and several people were injured in a shootout Saturday morning during a large gathering at a suburban Chicago hotel.
According to Frank Gayamaris, director of Bloomingdale’s Public Safety
The shooting took place during “some sort of big get-together” between guests at Bloomingdale’s Indian Lake Hotel. Investigators were still peaking together to find out what happened, he said, but “it appears that the hotel had a couple attending different events” when something transpired and when the shooting took place, mostly from the hotel. Were in the hallway.
James McGill Jr., 27, of Chicago, was pronounced dead in a hospital
When officers arrived at around 2:35 a.m. in response to a report of shots fired on the fifth floor, people were running away from the hotel. Police said in a news release that officers found “several apparent gunshot victims” inside. James McGill Jr., 27, of Chicago, was pronounced dead in a hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Several other six people were hit by bullets, but the exact number was unknown as many fled.
Including one or more possible suspects, Giammaris said. No police officer was shot, he said. He said that in recent times there are continuing concerns about large gatherings at the hotel.
Located about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of the city of Chicago, the five-story Indian Lake Hotel has 300 recently renovated rooms and more than 7,000 square feet (650 square meters) of space, according to the resort’s website.