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One Woman Survived Tinley Park Shooting

By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 4, 2008 4:31PM

Jerry Lai STR/AP

More details are emerging about the Tinley Park murders from this weekend. In addition to the five women who died, one woman was shot but survived and gave police a description of the gunman, who is still at large. Lane Bryant is offering $50,000 reward for information that leads to the shooter's arrest.

The mayor of Tinley Park has ordered the town's flags to fly at half-mast for the next five days, and an impromptu memorial has already sprung up outside the store. The victims have been identified as Sarah Szafranski, 22, of Oak Forest, a recent NIU grad; Connie R. Woolfolk, 37, of Flossmoor, a mother of two whose 10-year-old son has spina bifida; Jennifer L. Bishop, 34, of South Bend, Ind., a nurse and mother of three children under 8; Rhoda McFarland, 42, of Joliet, the store's manager, a former nurse practitioner in the Air Force, and a pastor; and Carrie Hudek Chiuso, 33, of Frankfort, a social worker in a high school. The survivor has not been identified.

The botched armed robbery took place Saturday morning, and police are asking anyone with information to contact the Tinley Park police department at (708) 444-5394. [S-T, CBS 2, Trib]