Man Barricaded In Oak Forest Home And Then Began Shooting Several People

Video Appears to Show Man Shooting Several People at Oak Forest Home Before Barricade Situation – NBC Chicago

A man opened fire on multiple people in Oak Forest before barricading himself inside a home that erupted in flames. The victim was a member of the same family, according to a neighbor.

Oak Forest residents were urged to shelter in place Friday morning as authorities responded to a barricaded subject. Central Avenue was shut down from Independence to 155th Street and 155th Street was closed from Long Avenue to Central Avenue.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance call and found three victims with gunshot wounds. All three victims later died at area hospitals. Those killed were residents of the 5500 block of Ann Marie Lane. A child survived the incident.

Police said the shooter was still inside the home when the victims were taken from the scene. A fire was started inside the home and a fourth person was found dead inside.

At around 10 a.m., the city said there was “no longer a threat to the community” after an Oak Forest house fire.

Police and fire are investigating the incident on Central Avenue, and some Oak Forest community schools were sheltered in place.

Authorities respond to the scene at an Oak Forest, Illinois, house fire. Aerial images showed smoke rising from the roof of the home.

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