On September 23, at 6:35 a.m., Oak Forest Police responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a report of gunfire in the 5500 block of Ann Marie Lane. Upon arrival, police units located two victims in the driveway and a third victim in the roadway south of the home. All three victims sustained gunshot wounds.
With the offender still on the scene, Oak Forest police officers pulled victims into their patrol units and transported them to a safer area to render aid. All three victims were then transported to local hospitals by area fire departments. The victims later succumbed to their injuries at the hospitals where they were being treated. The identities of the victims are being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, officers established a perimeter at the residence where the suspect had entered. Oak Forest Police deployed the South Suburban Emergency Response Team and sent a community alert to residents and school leaders to shelter in place.
During this very fluid situation, a juvenile was sent out of the home and evacuated. A short time later, officers on the scene observed smoke coming from the home and flames appearing in the front window of the house. After the fire was extinguished, emergency personnel entered the home and found a fourth deceased person who is believed, at this time, to be the offender in this case. The identity of the offender is being held pending confirmation from the Cook County Medical Examiner.
Anyone with information on this tragic event should contact Detective Sergeant Ryan Burnett at the Oak Forest Police Department at 708-687-1376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.