Four people died at an Oak Forest home Friday where police were on the scene of a barricade subject and a fire, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office

Oak Forest police said when they responded to a domestic disturbance call at 6:35 a.m. at the home in the 5500 block of Ann Marie Lane, police found two gunshot victims in the driveway and a third gunshot victim in the roadway south of the home.

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

Police surrounded the home and said a child was sent out of the home and evacuated, and shortly afterward smoke and flames were seen coming from the home.

Police said after the fire was extinguished, emergency personnel entered the home and found the fourth deceased person, who they said they believe is the offender. The identity of the offender 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 told to shelter in place as emergency responders were on the scene, according to the city.

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

Oak Forest officials had closed Central Avenue from Independence to 155th Street, and it will remain closed as police and fire continue to investigate. The village also closed 155th between Central and Long Avenue, though that street is now open.

Police ask anyone with information on this event to contact detective Sgt. Ryan Burnett at 708‐687‐1376 or

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