TINLEY PARK, Ill. — Four women are dead after a domestic-related shooting Sunday morning in Tinley Park, according to police.
The shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. in the 7400 block of 173rd Place.
According to the village’s public safety department, the four women, a mother and her three daughters, were shot and killed and the suspect has been taken into custody.
Police also said a gun was recovered at the scene.
The medical examiner has identified the four women as 53-year-old Majeda Kassem, 25-year-old Halema Kassem, 25-year-old Zahia Kassem and 24-year-old Hanan Kassem.
Village Manager Pat Carr said there were no prior calls at the location and it wasn’t one police were familiar with.
Neighbors said it belonged to a family of seven: a husband, wife, their two adult sons and three grown daughters.
“She always talked about how they were very intelligent,” neighbor Charlotte Vaitkus said. “Very high goals in life, like being a pharmacist and doctor.”
The news of the deaths is reverberating around the normally peaceful village.
The village hasn’t seen a similar atrocity in almost two decades when five women had their lives cut short during a robbery at a clothing store.
That crime is still unsolved.
“That was Lane Bryant,” Carr said. “I was president for that too. Brings back a lot of bad memories for a lot of us who’ve been around here, but we can assure everyone this is isolated to this incident. Scene is secure and no threat to the public.”
According to Carr, authorities will provide updates on the investigation at 11 a.m. on Monday.