Police Release Composite Sketch of Chicago-Area Strip Mall Shooter

Tinley Park police tonight released a composite drawing of the suspect in the shooting deaths of five women at a Lane Bryant clothing store last weekend.

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The sketch of the man is based on a description provided by the sole survivor of the shootings. Authorities have described the gunman as a black man, between 5 feet 9 and 6 feet tall and between 200 to 230 pounds with thick braided hair and a receding hairline.

Meanwhile, the former manager of the store who died in the shootings was remembered as a woman of faith at her funeral today in Crest Hill. More than 600 people attended services for 42-year-old Rhoda McFarland.

Funerals were also being held today for two other victims, college graduate Sarah Szafranski and Connie Woolfolk, a real estate broker.