Officials say a gunman is dead after he killed three female family members and wounded a fourth at a residence near Crystal Lake Wednesday morning.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 3:56 a.m. Wednesday to the 5800 block of Wild Plum Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake for a shooting.
An initial 911 caller reported at least four people were shot inside the home and the gunman was still at the scene.
A medical helicopter was placed on standby and five ambulances were called to the scene.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tim Creighton said during a press conference that deputies were initially called for a report of a household member who shot their relatives.
Deputies found three deceased females, a female seriously injured and a male seriously injured.
The seriously injured female, who called 911, was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Creighton said the sheriff’s office did not have an update on her condition.
The male, who was believed to be the “aggressor,” was also transported to a local hospital where he died.
Investigators are still processing the scene and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office is also on site.
Creighton said the sheriff’s office would not release information on the type of weapon used or other additional details until the coroner’s office has examined the victims.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team are investigating the incident.
Crime scene tape was placed to block off large sections of the area surrounding the residence.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Eric Ellis said earlier Wednesday that the incident is isolated and “there is no danger to the public.”