OAK FOREST, In poor health. (TOC) — Two Oak Forest teenagers are with household after their mom and siblings had been killed throughout a barricade and fireplace scenario within the south suburb Friday.
The Prepare dinner County Medical Examiner’s workplace recognized the victims Friday afternoon as 22-year-old Briana Rodriguez, 20-year-old Emilio Rodriguez, 43-year-old Lupe Gomez and 44-year-old Carlos Gomez.
Lupe suffered a number of gunshot wounds, and Emilio and Briana had been each shot within the chest, the Prepare dinner County Medical Examiner’s Workplace launched Saturday. In addition they mentioned Carlos died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the pinnacle.
The 2 surviving teenagers are 15 and 13 years previous, in keeping with their uncle Nick Navarez, and are the daughters of each Lupe and Carlos.
The uncle additionally shared a photograph with ABC7 of Lupe together with her 4 kids, together with her oldest children Emilio and Briana.
The incident started Friday morning within the 5500-block of Ann Marie Lane, in keeping with police.
A neighbor mentioned he witnessed a person taking pictures his members of the family outdoors his dwelling earlier than barricading himself inside and setting the house on fireplace.
The person’s next-door neighbor’s Ring digital camera captured video of the incident. ABC7 seen the video, which appeared to indicate a person taking pictures three folks outdoors of the house whereas one runs away.
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Neighbors mentioned they awoke to greater than a dozen gunshots about 6:30 a.m. Oak Forest police mentioned they initially responded to a home disturbance involving a report of gunfire within the space round 7 a.m.
Once they arrived, police mentioned they discovered two gunshot victims within the driveway and a 3rd within the highway south of the house.
Oak Forest police pulled the victims into their squad vehicles whereas the suspect was nonetheless on the scene. They had been taken to native hospitals however later died from their accidents, police mentioned.
In the meantime, the suspect was nonetheless inside the house when police mentioned a minor was safely evacuated to police earlier than the hearth broke out.
Neighbors mentioned the household had lived within the dwelling for about eight years and there was some latest historical past of issues there however nobody imagined it could finish like this.
“A traditional household identical to us,” neighbor Cody Wilson mentioned. “The household was coping with some stuff and it got here to that.”
“The neighbors over there have been all shocked as effectively,” Cheryl Wilson added. “They do not perceive what’s occurred.”
One neighbor mentioned the household had been appearing surprisingly in latest weeks and mentioned he heard plenty of arguing and screaming. He mentioned police had been referred to as to the house earlier than.
“We simply kinda sat right here and watch it unfold in disbelief,” neighbor Jake Bittner mentioned. “It is a hell of a approach to get up.”
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Emergency crews had been on the scene all morning and went inside to analyze as soon as the hearth was put out.
There, they discovered the fourth deceased particular person, who’s believed to be the suspect. A gun was additionally recovered from the scene.
“We simply ask that everybody pray for the household,” Wilson mentioned.
Oak Forest Excessive College canceled its homecoming parade Friday, citing “an ongoing incident locally.”
After spending a lot of the day below a tender lockdown, college students and workers quickly came upon that a few of their very own friends – previous and present – had been concerned within the tragedy.
In reality, college students mentioned one of many surviving members of the family is a present scholar and would’ve been on the sidelines with the college’s cheerleading workforce.
“Everyone on this college felt for that household,’ mentioned Oak Forest Excessive College sophomore, Mia Earll mentioned. “It introduced everyone down! No one was in a position to actually focus. All of the lecturers did not actually do something within the lessons as a result of everyone was simply so unhappy due to what occurred to this household.”
Neighbors mentioned that at the least one surviving member of the family is a scholar at Oak Forest Excessive College. Two of these killed had been alumni, Bremen Excessive College District 228 Supt. Brad Sikora mentioned in a written assertion.
“You by no means know what’s occurring in any person’s home, or what they are going by means of,” Earll mentioned.
Oak Forest Excessive College and different District 228 colleges could have counselors obtainable to satisfy with any scholar or workers member in want of help.
Anybody with data is requested to contact Detective Sgt. Ryan Burnett on the Oak Forest Police Division at 7086871376 or [email protected]
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