A man found dead in the stairwell of a parking garage at Old Orchard mall in Skokie was shot several times, police said.
An employee called authorities at 1:33 p.m. Saturday to report an unresponsive man who was found bleeding from his head in the stairwell of a parking garage at Westfield Old Orchard Mall, 4967 Old Orchard Center, according to Skokie police.
Emergency crews found 34-year-old Eric P. Cybak of Chicago dead, police said. He suffered several gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.
“The Skokie Police Department reassures Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center patrons and the general public that no safety risk remains as a result of this incident,” according to a statement from police.
“The investigation indicates the homicide was not random, and that Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center was not specifically targeted as a location for the crime,” police said.
The North Regional Major Crimes Task Force is assisting Skokie police with the investigation.
Anyone with information should call Skokie police at (847) 982-5900 or (847) 933-8477 or text Skokie and a tip to 847411.