UPDATED 11:30 a.m.
LAKE FOREST – Two people were killed in what police describe as a domestic incident in the parking lot behind Dunkin Donuts in east Lake Forest early Wednesday morning, January 3.
Lake Forest Police officers responded to a call about gun shots in the 600 block of N. Western Avenue at 6:20 a.m. Officers subsequently located a deceased man in the parking lot behind Dunkin Donuts and a woman, age 27, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, where she died.
Preliminary investigation indicates this may have been related to a domestic dispute between the two deceased people, according to a news release from Deputy Chief R.D. Copeland of the LFPD.
The investigation will be handled by the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.
Reported earlier at 8:30 a.m. and updated at 9:30 a.m.
Shooting Closes Downtown Lake Forest
LAKE FOREST Market Square and other local streets are blocked off due to a shooting that police describe as a possible domestic incident in the parking lot behind Dunkin Donuts on Western Avenue. Western avenue will be closed between Deerpath and Illinois all day.
Lake Forest police learned of the report at 6:20 a.m. The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the case with the Lake Forest Police Department.
Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper arrived at the scene at about 9:10 a.m. He said at that time he could not comment on the incident.
Deputy Police Chief Rob Copeland stated that “The scene has been secured and there is no risk or danger to the community.”
Lake Forest High School sent a email to parents at 9 a.m. about the “possible domestic incident that that occurred earlier today in downtown Lake Forest. The school has been advised by the police that there is no suspected danger to students, staff, or the community at large, therefore we will be operating school as normal today.”
DailyNorthSHore has a reporter and photographer at the scene and will update this ongoing story as information becomes available