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Woman shot in Chicago department store dies of injuries

CHICAGO - A woman who was shot by her ex-boyfriend at a Chicago high-end department store during post-Thanksgiving shopping has died.

CBS Chicago reported Nadia Ezaldein, 22, of Hialeah, Fla., was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon according to officials. The Cook County Medical Examiner identified the gunman as 31-year-old Marcus Dee.

Police say Dee walked up to a cosmetics counter at Nordstrom's on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Friday as shoppers swarmed the store during the Black Friday holiday shopping rush and shot Ezaldein, who was a seasonal employee, before turning the gun on himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shoppers stampeded for the exits to the store, which is located in Chicago's North Bridge mall.

"The staff said to just run -- there's an emergency," said student You Li, 24, of Omaha, Neb., who was on a Black Friday shopping trip with her mother.

Police have not said what the motive for the shooting was, other than that it was a domestic dispute.

The Nordstrom store remained closed on Saturday. A spokeswoman for the Seattle based company the business would review its safety plans.

"Our number one priority is sending our best wishes to our employee and her family, thinking about all of the employees and customers who were impacted here... so business is not part of that conversation right now or part of that decision," said Nordstrom spokeswoman Tara Darrow.

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