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Home Invasion Leaves 3 Dead, Including Child, Another Wounded

Bolingbrook, IL – Police have arrested a suspect in an Illinois home invasion on Sunday night that left three people dead, including a child, and another woman wounded.

Bolingbrook police officers responded to a home in the 100-block of Lee Lane at about 8:15 p.m. on March 5 after neighbors called 911 and reporting having heard gunshots, the Chicago Tribune reported.

“Came home from dropping off my kids, and got inside and heard two gunshots,” neighbor Ryan Hedberg told WLS. “There was apparently more, but that’s what we heard when we were sitting inside.”

Another neighbor said her son was playing video games online with the girl who was killed at the time she was shot.

“My son was playing a game, and then he ran in the room, and was like, ‘Mom, I think something happened’ to his friend. I said, ‘why would you say that?’ He said he was playing the game, and then he heard gunshots go out, and then he didn’t hear his friend anymore,” the mother told WLS.

Responding officers found four victims suffering from gunshot wounds inside the house.

Three of the people were pronounced dead at the scene, including a female juvenile, WLS reported.

A fourth victim – a woman – was transported to the hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.

Bolingbrook police announced Sunday night that they had a suspect in custody, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The police department said the investigation was still active and ongoing.

“We have located and detained a suspect in the shooting,” Bolingbrook police said in a statement. “Our patrol officers and investigators are working diligently on all potential leads and evidence at this time.”

Authorities have not yet released the names of the victims found murdered in the home, WLS reported.

Nor have they released the identity of the suspect in custody, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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