Off-duty officer shoots, kills alleged gunman who opened fire at family reunion in South Holland

Off-duty officer shoots, kills alleged gunman who opened fire at family reunion in South Holland

SOUTH HOLLAND, In poor health. — An off-duty Palos Hills police officer shot a person who allegedly opened hearth throughout a household reunion Saturday night at a South Holland park.

The person later died on the hospital, authorities stated later Saturday evening.

The officer, who was attending the gathering at Maicach Park within the south suburb, started capturing after seeing the alleged gunman hearth a number of photographs following an earlier home dispute on the celebration, a spokeswoman for the village stated.

The dispute occurred between the alleged gunman and his present and former girlfriends on the park, the spokeswoman stated. The person and his present girlfriend left, however allegedly returned later.

The alleged gunman was the one individual shot, the spokeswoman stated.

There have been “about 50 individuals gathered for a household reunion,” stated Andriana Foster, who was on the park together with her kids when the capturing occurred.

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“All of us obtained purple T-shirts on they usually’re combating one another,” she stated.

Foster stated she heard no less than 10 “rapid-fire” photographs.

“By the point I heard [gunshots] I used to be close to the sphere and I began operating,” she added. “I used to be operating towards my youngsters to attempt to get them to security.”

A girl who recognized herself as Katie-Marie and stated she had lived in South Holland for 26 years, was pumping gasoline close by when she heard the gunfire “clear as day.”

“As soon as upon a time, it was very uncommon that you’d hear a couple of capturing on this space,” she stated.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.

(Supply: Solar-Occasions Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Solar-Occasions 2022.)

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