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Two Dead, Three Injured, Including Two Cops, In River Forest Shooting

(CBS) Two people are dead and three others injured- including two police officers - after shootings at a home in River Forest, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.

A 24-year-old man shot at police when they responded to a 9-1-1 call made by a woman complaining of shortness of breath from a home on the 100 block of Lathrop at 7:19 a.m., according to police.


River Forest Deputy Chief Jim O'Shea says the officers, one with 15 years' experience and another with five, were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"We have an armed assailant that attacked the officers and he was deceased," O'Shea said. "The nature of that will be part of the ongoing investigation. The officers were not involved or engaged with any of the residents of the household."

O'Shea says the suspect's 59-year-old mother was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

A 60-year-old man was killed in the home. O'Shea did not disclose his relationship with the shooter. Neighbors say the man may have been a counselor or therapist brought in to help him.

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