1 dead, several others wounded in shooting at hotel in west suburban Bloomingdale

One person was shot dead and many others wounded at a hotel Saturday morning in west suburban Bloomingdale, police said.

At about 2:35 a.m., Bloomingdale police responded to a call of shots fired at the Indian Lakes Hotel, Frank Giammarese, Director of Public Safety for the Bloomingdale Police Department said.

Upon arrival, officers found multiple people shot. One of the victims, James McGill Jr., 27, of Englewood, has died. The exact number of victims is not known, since many people fled.

Giammarese says it appeared that multiple people were occupying at least one or more rooms.


Bloomingdale officials said that the hotel has been an ongoing problem, and that this is the last straw.

"It appears First Hospitality Group failed to keep promises they made to the Village to have security present. As a result, the Village has begun the process of revoking all licenses for the hotel to operate in the Village," officials said in a statement.