At least 4 injured when mace sprayed in Forest Park Wal-Mart

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Police responding to mace being sprayed in a Forest Park Wal-Mart late Sunday. | Network Video Productions

Multiple people were injured late Sunday when mace was sprayed at a Wal-Mart in west suburban Forest Park.

About 11:40 p.m., police responded to a call of mace being sprayed at a Wal-Mart at 1300 Desplaines Ave., according to Forest Park police Deputy Chief Mike Keating.

A female customer put her keys down while shopping in the sports department and forgot to pick them up, Keating said. When she went back to retrieve the keys, she noticed her pepper spray on her key chain was missing.

The mace was soon after sprayed in the store, Keating said.

“Somebody sprayed pepper spray throughout the whole building,” an employee told reporters at the scene. “Everybody was coughing…it was dramatic.”

Four to five people were taken to a hospital, but their conditions were not immediately available, Keating said. Other victims were treated at the scene.

Keating said no one was in custody Monday morning.

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