Tinley Park shooting leaves four women dead; male arrested


According to the Village Manager, the Tinley Park shooting was the result of a domestic incident

Several law enforcement departments monitor the scene of a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade route in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, US. — Reuters/File

Authorities said Sunday that they have detained a male suspect and recovered a weapon after at least four women were killed during a shooting at home in Tinley Park.

According to the officials, they arrived at around 11:20am at the 7400 block of West 173rd Street and found four bullet-stricken bodies.

CBS News quoted Village Manager Pat Carr saying: “A male called 911 saying someone was shot in the residence, and when police arrived they found the four gunshot victims dead on the scene.”

According to the Village Manager, the shooting was the result of a domestic incident.

“We know that this was isolated to this home,” he said, adding that “the [person was] taken into custody at the home. The scene is secure. There is only one suspect at this time, and we are confident that there is no threat to the general public in the area.”

Officials of the area also noted that there is no threat to the public.

The residents were disturbed after hearing the news of the shooting.

“My daughter knows them,” a resident Charlotte Vaitkus told ABC7.

“She went to school with the oldest son, and she employed the twin sisters. She always talked about how they were all very intelligent, and they had very high goals in life.”

The identities of the victims were not yet released by the authorities as they were processing the scene.

According to a neighbor quoted by local media, the house belonged to a family of seven: a husband, wife, their two adult sons, and three grown daughters.

“That was Lane Bryant,” Carr said. 

“I was president for that too. Brings back a lot of bad memories for a lot of us who’ve been around here, but we can assure everyone this is isolated to this incident. The scene is secure and no threat to the public.”



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