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Gunman who opened fire at gathering at South Holland park fatally shot by off-duty police officer

Gunman killed by off-duty cop in Maicach Park shooting
Gunman killed by off-duty cop in Maicach Park shooting 01:38

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A 34-year-old man is dead after he was shot by an off-duty police officer who witnessed a domestic dispute involving a gun in South Holland, Illinois, Saturday evening. 

According to a release from the Village of South Holland, it happened during a gathering at Maicach Park. 

The domestic dispute arose between a man and his current girlfriend and former girlfriend at a family reunion. 

The man and his current girlfriend left the gathering but then returned and the man started shooting. 

An off-duty officer from Palos Hills was at the same gathering and returned fire, striking the shooter. 

The gunman was hospitalized but later died. Authorities on Monday identified him as 34-year-old Jeffery Mason, of Blue Island.

No innocent bystanders were harmed, village officials said. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact South Holland Police detectives at (708)331-3131, ext. 2. 

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