Authorities are calling the Wednesday gunshot deaths of four members of a family in the south Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn the result of an apparent murder-suicide.
Emergency crews responded to a fire at a home in the 9800 block of 51st Avenue at about 5 a.m.
"We encountered a vehicle in the garage and noises coming from the vehicle. At that time we approached the vehicle and opened the door, and observed an adult male in the driver's seat take his own life with a shot gun," Oak Lawn Police Chief Michael Murray said.
Officials say a male's body was found inside the hallway of the home, a female in the first-floor bedroom and a 5-year-old boy in the basement.
Two of the victims were a husband and wife who had lived in the residence for more than 30 years, and their 36-year-old son -- who's believed to have committed the shootings -- lived at the home with them.