UPDATE: Charges have been formally filed on two of the suspects apprehended and they are being transported to a youth detention facility. To ensure continued safety, an increased police presence will continue at the North Riverside Park Mall throughout the holiday season.
Earlier today, the North Riverside Police Department swiftly responded to an incident at the North Riverside Park Mall. At approximately 3:25 pm, reports of shots fired outside the mall prompted their immediate action.
Four juvenile suspects, three aged 15 and one aged 16, were promptly apprehended. Additionally, the handgun believed to be involved in the incident was recovered. This was an isolated incident and thankfully, no injuries were reported.
The preliminary investigation indicates that one of the four suspects fired shots at a passing vehicle, which then left the area. The motive behind this action is currently under investigation.
We want to reassure all residents that there is no ongoing danger related to this event. The safety and security of our community remain our utmost priority, and we appreciate your continued trust and cooperation as we work to ensure North Riverside remains a safe place for all.