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Man, woman shot to death inside Beach Park home

Police and paramedics respond to the 10000 block of West Wadsworth Road in Beach Park Tuesday for a shooting. | Photo submitted to Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Police detectives are investigating after a man and woman were found shot to death inside a home in Beach Park Tuesday evening.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Beach Park Fire Department responded around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday to the 10000 block of West Wadsworth Road in Beach Park for a report of a person down.

Sheriff’s deputies located a 49-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man in the garage of the residence.

Both appeared to have gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.

Sheriff’s deputies attempted life-saving measures, however, they were unsuccessful. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Sheriff’s detectives responded to the scene and are conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, Covelli said.

Police and a canine unit searched the area near the scene but did not find anything.

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The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy on both victims has been scheduled for Thursday.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call sheriff’s detectives at 847-377-4000 or make an anonymous tip at www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com.

This incident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division.


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