Tragedy Unfolds: Three Dead in Elgin Double Murder-Suicide

Elgin, Illinois – Three individuals have tragically lost their lives due to a double murder-suicide shooting incident in Elgin, as confirmed by local law enforcement authorities. The Elgin Police Department received a distress call from a concerned neighbor in the 100-block of South State Street on Thursday afternoon, prompting a welfare check that led to the discovery of the bodies.

Upon entering the residence, officers uncovered three deceased individuals, one of whom had succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, with a firearm found in close proximity. Subsequent autopsies conducted by the Kane County Coroner’s Office revealed that all three victims had died as a result of gunshot wounds, including one deemed to be self-inflicted. However, the identities of the deceased have yet to be disclosed to the public.

Law enforcement officials have urged anyone in possession of information related to the incident to come forward by contacting 847-289-2600 or sending a text message to 847411 with the keyword “ELGINPD” preceding the tip. Additionally, individuals can visit the city’s website for further options on submitting crime tips. In times of mental health crises, suicidal thoughts, or substance abuse concerns, individuals are encouraged to reach out to trained crisis counselors via the newly established three-digit code, 988, available 24/7.

The community of Elgin is left shaken by this devastating event, prompting a call for support and vigilance among its residents. As authorities continue their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy, the city remains united in grief for the lives lost. Your cooperation and assistance in providing any relevant information are crucial in aiding the ongoing efforts to seek justice and closure for the victims and their families.