Town remembers store shooting victims

February 17, 2008 9:20:40 PM PST
The people of Tinley Park remembered the victims of the deadly store shootings Sunday.A number of religious leaders organized the service. It was a chance for people to honor those who died and look at how the community can move forward.

A gunman killed five women at a Lane Bryant store slightly more than two weeks ago. The unsolved crime has left many people asking how it could happen in their community.

"It was important for us to have this service today to bring healing to the community, to bring resolution, to provide answers to people who are suffering through this," said Carolyn Johnson.

"While it doesn't bring closure, it kind of heals over the scab a little bit. The scar will always be there, but people needed an opportunity to go to God and say, 'We need some help, and we hope that you will be with us,'" Tinley Park Mayor Edward J. Zabrocki said.

Police released a new sketch of the suspect Saturday, showing the man without a hat. The sketch is based on a description from the only woman who survived the shootings.

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