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Chilling details emerge in Oak Forest killings after four family members found dead near burning home English Headline


FOUR family members found dead in front of a burning home were identified on Friday after their brutal slaying.

According to police, two people were found with gunshot wounds in the driveway of the home while a third was located in the nearby street.

The family of four who were found shot to death outside of their burning home were identified

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The family of four who were found shot to death outside of their burning home were identifiedCredit: ABC
Three of the victims were found outside the home and pronounced dead at the hospital

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Three of the victims were found outside the home and pronounced dead at the hospitalCredit: CBS

Officials moved the victims away from the scene at Oak Forest, Illinois, transporting them to the hospital but they were all pronounced dead.

Another person, believed to be the gunman, was found dead inside the home after the flames were put out.

The suspected shooter was identified as Carlos Gomez, 44, late Friday.

The three victims were identified as Lupe Gomez, 43; Emilio Rodriguez, 20; and Briana Rodriguez, 22.

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The chilling crime was captured by the suspect’s next-door neighbor’s Ring camera, which shows an unidentified man shooting three people, ABC7 reports.

According to the outlet, after the shooting, the man is seen running inside the home and barricading himself before a massive fire broke out.

Video from the scene showed flames shooting through the roof, with heavy black smoke billowing from the home.

When the fire was under control, police officers in tactical gear and firefighters were seen entering the heavily damaged house.

Neighbors recalled hearing dozens of shots ring out at about 6.30am.

A woman who lives in the neighborhood told WGN-TV that she saw multiple people who lived in the home lying in the driveway and street.

The witness told the outlet that one of the girls who lived at the home where the fire broke out banged on her door and asked to call 911, claiming “her father had shot her mother and two brothers”.

The woman said six people lived in the house, a mother, a father and their four children

“There’s some blood in the street, in the cul de sac. According to what we have been told, the wife was trying to get out of the house, and she was shot,” neighbors Cheryl and Cody Wilson told Fox 5 DC.

PAST INCIDENTS

In December 2016, Oak Forest police were called to the home, resulting in the arrest of a 44-year-old man who was charged with “domestic battery” and “criminal damage to property,” according to Cook County court records.

An order of protection was granted for the wife – the victim – however, it was vacated nine days later and the domestic violence charges were dropped.

The suspect, a male, had a valid Firearm Owners Identification card at the time of his arrest and his firearms were returned to him.

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It’s unknown if the man still had a valid FOID card at the time of this recent incident.

Police removed a handgun from the residence on Friday.

The fourth person, believed to be the gunman, was found inside the home after the fire was put out

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The fourth person, believed to be the gunman, was found inside the home after the fire was put outCredit: ABC
The home was the site of a domestic violence call in December 2016

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The home was the site of a domestic violence call in December 2016Credit: ABC





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