Two Shot Dead: Possible Murder-Suicide on East Reynolds Drive, Palatine


Video of neighborhood where a possible murder-suicide took place at a home on a corner cul-de-sac on Reynolds Drive in Palatine.


Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:35 p.m. Sunday to a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of East Reynolds Drive in Palatine. First neighbors heard a popping noise and reported a disturbance to police. Then police received a report that a father of a teenaged daughter shot a boyfriend in the head in the front yard. Police arrived on the scene within three minutes. As police arrived, they learned there was a report of a second shooting victim.

At first impression of the scene, police were working on leads that the crime is a murder-suicide. No confirmation from the police at this time.

Police secured the daughter and neighbors, and made sure the house was cleared of danger. Police also made sure the weapon was discovered and secured.

Palatine Fire Department firefighter/paramedics responded to the scene with two rescue-ambulances. One paramedic confirmed for the police that both victims were deceased. Each rescue-ambulance left the scene without any patients.

A white sheet was placed on the ground near some front steps on the left side of the steps — facing the house. It is unknown if the sheet was covering a body.

There was a steady rain during investigation. A small sedan was parked on the driveway with the driver’s side door open and interior light on. A pickup truck was also parked on the driveway closer to the east side of the house.

Palatine police are investigating the crime scene. At least eight marked and unmarked police cars were on the scene. Reynolds Drive was blocked at Anderson Drive and on the west side of the crime scene.

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