Oak Forest, Illinois – Friday, three people were fatally shot outside a residence in a Chicago suburb, according to police and surveillance camera evidence. The person who investigators believe was responsible for the fatal shooting in Oak Forest, Illinois, was subsequently discovered dead inside the house following a massive fire that ripped through the home’s roof.
Police stated in a statement that when officers went to a domestic disturbance complaint early Friday morning, they discovered two victims in the house’s driveway and another victim in a neighboring street. The officers loaded the victims into their vehicles and evacuated the site.
The victims were transported to hospitals and died of their wounds, according to the police. No information on the victims was immediately available.
Police reported that an unnamed child was “sent out” of the residence as city officials asked residents to remain in place. Later, smoke and flames were observed emanating from the home.
A man who claimed to live next door to the residence where the incident occurred gave a CBS Chicago reporter a doorbell camera video of numerous people fleeing the residence. According to CBS Chicago, in the footage, one individual is seen rushing out of the picture and at least two people are seen tumbling to the ground.
Residents of the area reported hearing gunfire.
“Around 6:20 or 6:30, my wife jolts me awake and says she believes she heard a gunshot,” Jake Bittner reported to CBS Chicago.
Shortly after 7:00 a.m., city officials announced via Twitter that police reacted to a “barricaded subject” at the residence and encouraged residents to remain in place.
In aerial footage from CBS Chicago, firefighters could be seen pouring water from a distance on the house as flames raced through the roof.
As the blaze appeared to be under control, police officers in tactical gear and firefighters were observed entering the severely burned home.
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