Three dead from NW Side barricade situation
FROM SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE
The Hostage Barricade and Terrorist team breaks into the rear upper floor door of a home on the 3200 block of West Hirsch , as police go over a crime scene that involved a shooter who killed two women outside the house on February 1, 2011. | Al Podgorsk
Three people -- two women and the alleged offender -- are dead after a barricade incident at an apartment in the Northwest Side Humboldt Park neighborhood Tuesday morning.
After two people were shot, the man “barricaded himself in a second-floor apartment” at a building on the 3200 block of West Hirsch Street, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said. According to unconfirmed dispatch reports, the address on the 3200 block of West Hirsch.
One victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious to critical condition at 9:05 a.m., Fire Media Affairs spokesman Rich Rosado said. Unconfirmed reports said the second victim was dead on the scene.
A spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said they have received three people -- two women and one man, all adults, from the incident. The medical examiner’s spokesman had no information on their ages or IDs.
The incident ended “a few minutes after 11 a.m.,” Perez said. “He’s in custody and it’s over,” Perez said. He could not confirm reports that the suspect had shot himself.
Hostage Barricade Terrorism team officers responded in order to try to communicate with the man and get him to surrender peacefully, and to secure the area.
The shooting “may be domestic-related,” Perez said, but that has not been confirmed.