Two parents, two children and three dogs were found shot to death in a Chicago-area home
Officers checking on a family in a Chicago-area home found two parents and two children shot, and say police are still looking for leads on anyone who may have been involved.
Chris Bourne, deputy chief of the Romeoville Police Department, said the discoveries were made Sunday night after a family member asked police to conduct a “wellness check” because one of the victims did not show up for work that day.
“We do not believe that the perpetrator is among the victims at the present time,” he said during a press conference on Monday. “It’s not a murder or a suicide.”
He added that three dogs with bullet wounds were also found in the house.
The vice president said the parents were Alberto Rolon and Zoralda Bartolome. He added that it was not clear whether they were married, but they were the parents of the two child victims.
The identities of these two people have not been identified, and Byrne declined to reveal their ages and gender, citing the ongoing investigation and its “sensitive” nature.
“A family member did not show up for work at 6 a.m. on Sunday, September 17, and did not return phone calls throughout the day, which resulted in family members being concerned,” Romeoville police said in a statement Monday. .
The department said officers made the discovery after a report at 8:43 p.m. on Sunday.
Investigators believe the shooting occurred between 9 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday, Bourne said. It was not clear exactly why.
Any possible motive was a mystery, but the deputy chief said police did not believe the community was in danger because investigators believe more than 18 hours had passed since the crime occurred.
Investigators are looking for anyone who may have been involved, and are hoping witnesses and tipsters can help. “Anyone with information should contact the Romeoville Police Department,” police said in a statement Monday.
Byrne said there was no active police search for any suspected attackers near the home.
“We are not actively searching for anyone in the area,” Byrne said.
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