BENSALEM, Pa., Feb 03, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Charming Shoppes, Inc.
(Nasdaq: CHRS), today issued a statement following the tragic event at its
Tinley Park, Illinois Lane Bryant store.
On Saturday, February 2, 2008, there was a fatal shooting at the Lane
Bryant Brookside Marketplace store in Tinley Park, Illinois. The store
manager of the Lane Bryant and four customers have lost their lives in this
The employees of Charming Shoppes, Inc. and Lane Bryant are deeply
saddened by the loss of life resulting from this horrific event. We grieve
for the innocent victims and our primary concern at this time is for the
families and loved ones of those fatally injured.
In mourning of lives lost, the Company's Lane Bryant greater-Chicago area
stores will be closed for business on Sunday, February 3, 2008.
A full investigation of the incident is underway and the Company is fully
assisting in the investigation and working with the authorities. The Company
is committed to assisting in any way possible, and has offered a reward in the
amount of $50,000 to assist the authorities in their investigation. A
telephone number will be provided by the local police authorities later today
for individuals with any information regarding this incident.
All media inquiries should be directed to Gayle Coolick in Bensalem, PA at
215-638-6955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Charming Shoppes, Inc.