Medical examiner reports four dead after barricade at Oak Forest home

Four people died Friday at an Oak Forest home where police were at the scene of a barricade and fire, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Oak Forest Police say while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 6.35am at the home in the 5500 block of Ann Marie Lane, police found two gunshot victims in the driveway and a third victim by ball on the road south of the house.

All three were eventually taken to hospital and all were pronounced dead, police said. Their identities are withheld pending notification of the family.

Police surrounded the house and said a child had been kicked out of the house and evacuated, and shortly afterwards smoke and flames were seen coming from the house.

Police said after the fire was extinguished, emergency personnel entered the home and found the fourth person dead, whom they believe to be the attacker. The identity of the assailant is being held pending confirmation from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, police said.

During the event, Oak Forest residents in and around Ann Marie Lane were asked to shelter in place as emergency responders were on the scene, according to the city.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., officials said there was no longer a threat to the community, but the investigation is continuing.

Oak Forest officials had closed Central Avenue from Independence to 155th Street, and it will remain closed while police and firefighters continue to investigate. The Village also closed 155th between Central and Long Avenue, although that street is now open.

Police are asking anyone with information about this event to contact Detective Sgt. Ryan Burnett at 708-687-1376 or rburnett@oak-forest.org.

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