‘It doesn’t scare me away’: Oakbrook Center’s Christmas Eve shoppers unfazed after Thursday shooting that left 4 people injured
Police officers patrol Oakbrook Center as shoppers return to the mall on Dec. 24, 2021, after a shooting that injured four people Thursday night. - E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — Half a day after SWAT teams combed through Oakbrook Center in the wake of a gunfight that left four people injured, a flock of Christmas Eve shoppers filled the upscale mall’s promenades, unfazed by the burst of violence. “I wasn’t scared to come today,” Chicagoan Justin Lewis said. “I believe in God, so I said a prayer before I came. Sometimes you’ve just got to take that leap of faith and come out and do what you’ve got to do.” As of midday Oak Brook police were still looking for a man who allegedly participated in a Thursday evening shootout amid a crowd of holiday shoppers. Polic...