A man shot a 22-year-old woman on Friday at a Nordstrom's department store in Chicago, then turned the gun on himself.
The woman, whose identity has not been released, was working on the second floor of the store when the shooter, Marcus Dee approached her. According to various reports, the woman was either Dee's current or former girlfriend. Via the Chicago Tribune:
According to a police report, the shooter, identified as Marcus Dee, approached the woman at the store and they spoke with each other. He took out a gun, and as the woman walked away from him, he shot her in the head/neck area before shooting himself in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:23 p.m., the report said.
The crowded store, located at 55 E. Grand Avenue in the Shops at North Bridge mall on North Michigan Avenue, was hurriedly emptied of holiday shoppers after the shooting, according to witnesses.
The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said. The Chicago Tribune reports Dee tried to get a temporary restraining order against the woman he shot for stalking but he was denied by a judge last April.
On its website today, the store said it will remain closed on Saturday.
UPDATE: According to Fox Chicago, the woman who was shot has died. Her family spoke to Fox today:
The woman's sister said she had been dating Dee from August 2012 until she broke up with him in December 2013. She said Dee physically and mentally abused her sister throughout the relationship, and that abuse continued even after the breakup.
"He called the entire family, consistently texting. He Googled my entire family," her sister said, which prompted her to seek legal protection against Dee. She said the order of protection she filed was thrown out since she was not the victim of the abuse.
Dee would also call her sister and threaten to hurt or kill himself, she said. That went on for a year, which prompted her sister to change her phone number several times.
The woman was studying law at the University of Chicago, while also working at Nordstrom to support herself, her family said. Her seasonal job at the department store was in the accessories section.
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