A man shot a female seasonal employee at a busy Nordstrom store in Chicago on Friday night before turning the gun on himself, police said.
UPDATE: Chicago Fire Dept. confirms one man is dead in Nordstrom shooting. A woman transported in critical condition. No ages yet.
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The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, said Officer Jose Estrada, a spokesman for the Chicago Police news affairs office.
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The incident that left the 31-year-old man dead and the 22-year-old woman critically injured appeared to be related to a domestic dispute, Officer Estrada said. The man is believed to be the current or ex-boyfriend of the woman, Chicago Police Chief of Detectives John J. Escalante told the Chicago Sun-Times. The identities of the man and woman have not been released. [Update: The Chicago Tribune reports that the gunman has been identified as Marcus Dee. See below for additional details.]
The shooting at the Nordstrom store on the first block of E Grand Ave. in Chicago was reported shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time, police said. Photos posted on social media showed police responding. The store was evacuated following the shooting on Black Friday, witnesses told The Chicago Tribune. "It was a pow and a pow," alleged witness Michelle Smith said, "It was a stampede coming down the escalator," told the paper.
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Update, Nov. 29 -- The Chicago Tribune reports that the gunman has been identified as Marcus Dee, 31. The woman's brother told the Chicago Sun-Times that Dee had put the woman through "months of psychological torment" prior to the shooting.
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