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Medical examiner reports four dead after barricade at Oak Forest home

Four people died Friday at a home in Oak Forest, where police were at the scene of a barricade and fire, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office

Oak Forest Police said that when they responded to a domestic disturbance at the house on the 5500 block of Ann Marie Lane at 6:35 a.m., police found two gunshot victims in the driveway and a third gunshot victim in the lane south of the house. .

All three were eventually taken to hospital and all were pronounced dead, police said. Their identities are being withheld pending notification from the family.

Police surrounded the house and said a child was sent out of the house and evacuated, and smoke and flames were seen coming out of the house shortly after.

Police said after the fire was extinguished, emergency services entered the house and found the fourth person dead, who they said was the culprit. The identity of the perpetrator is being held pending confirmation from the Cook County medical examiner’s office, police said.

During the event, residents of Oak Forest in and around Ann Marie Lane were told to take shelter in place while emergency services were on the scene, the city said.

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At about 10:45 a.m., officials said there was no longer a threat to the community, but the investigation continues.

Oak Forest officials had closed Central Avenue from Independence to 155th Street, and it will remain closed while police and firefighters continue the investigation. The village also closed 155th between Central and Long Avenue, although that street is now open.

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Police are asking anyone with information about this event to contact Detective Sgt. Ryan Burnett at 708-6871376 or [email protected]

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