LAKE FOREST, IL — A woman was fatally shot in downtown Lake Wood early Wed morning behind a doughnut store in an apparent murder-suicide connected to what city officials described as a “domestic dispute.” At about 6:xx a.grand., police got a report that someone heard gunfire in a parking lot backside the Dunkin’ Donuts at 620 North Western Artery, according to a news release from the city.

When they arrived, officers found a 27-yr-old woman who had been shot multiple times and as well located a dead human in the lot. Investigators have not confirmed if the man was shot.

Paramedics with the Lake Wood Fire Section transported the woman to a Lake Woods Hospital, where she was pronounced expressionless.

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A preliminary investigation suggests the shooting may accept been connected to a domestic dispute between the man and woman, according to the release.

Neither identity has been released, pending notification of their families.

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Lake Canton Coroner Howard Cooper confirmed the woman had been shot multiple times. He said her autopsy was completed and the man’s is scheduled for Thursday. He could not confirm if the deceased homo had likewise been shot.

“It was an unusual scene,” Cooper said. “I demand to do the autopsy to figure out what happened.”

Deputy Chief Rob Copeland said no determination of murder-suicide has yet been made, but he added that at that place were no shooters at large.

Yet, he declined to say if a firearm was found at the scene or if the dead man had a visible gunshot wound.

A spokesperson for the Lake County major crimes job force referred all questions to Lake Forest police.

Western Avenue was reopened between Illinois and Deerpath roads after job forcefulness investigators operated out of the Dunkin’ Donuts. Staff at the store did not return calls.

The parking lot of the neighboring Northern Trust bank was too airtight but the bank remained open up.

Several testify markers were visible in the parking lot beside the Dunkin’ Donuts equally police launched a drone to survey the area.

Investigators with the Lake County major crimes chore force outside the scene of a fatal shooting Jan. 3, 2018

Some employees at nearby businesses said they heard shooting at near 6:xv a.m. as they prepared to come to start piece of work. Yet, an office next door was unoccupied at the time and staff at a java shop up the street were already indoors and heard no gunfire.

Later on police notified them of the incident Wednesday morning, Lake Forest High Schoolhouse officials said the schoolhouse would operate normally and that in that location was no suspected danger to the community.

The dead adult female was an Navy service member on active duty who
worked at the Lovell Federal Health Center
in North Chicago. The Department of Defense confirmed the woman was a fellow member of the military and said more information would be released a twenty-four hour period later her family unit was notified.

Approximate location of the reported shooting (Google Maps)

» Update:

Victim, Murderer Identified In Lake Forest Shooting

Photos: Investigators with the Lake County major crimes job force on scene at the site of where a adult female and a human being were found expressionless in Lake Forest, January. 3, 2018 | Jonah Meadows

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