Woman, teen killed in shooting outside River Oaks Center in Calumet City

Authorities received a call of shots fired at the mall about 6 p.m.

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A 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman were shot outside of a mall on Oct. 10, 2019, in Calumet City.

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An 18-year-old woman and 17-year-old boy both died days after they were shot last week in the parking lot of the River Oaks Center mall in south suburban Calumet City.

About 6 p.m. on Oct. 10, officers responded to a call of shots fired outside of the mall, located at 96 River Oaks Center Drive, Calumet City Chief of Police Christopher Fletcher said at a news conference.

Officers found the teens seriously injured from gunshot wounds, Fletcher said. They were transported to area hospitals.

Christin Ross was pronounced dead at 8:40 p.m. Oct. 12, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. She lived in Calumet City. Tyrell Wade was pronounced dead at 4:24 p.m. the same day.

An autopsy conducted Sunday confirmed Ross died of her gunshot wounds, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death has been ruled a homicide. Autopsy results released Tuesday found Wade died from a gunshot wound to the head, and his death was also ruled a homicide.

“This appears to not be a random act of violence,” Fletcher said. “There is no immediate threat to public safety.”

No arrests have been reported. An investigation is ongoing.

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