Man found shot to death in parking garage at Old Orchard mall

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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.

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