Man Kills Ex-Wife, Self in River North: Police

Sunday, Apr 24, 2011  |  Updated 8:47 AM CDT
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Man Kills Ex-Wife, Self in River North: Police

Sami Sarkis

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A River North man repeatedly shot his ex-wife, then shot himself in the head Saturday evening, police said.

Police responded to a call of shots fired inside a building in the 500 block of West Superior Street, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman who had been shot multiple times, Kubiak said. Police also found a man with a single gunshot wound to his head.

A gun was recovered at the scene, Kubiak said.

Josephine Martinez, who's in her 60s, and lived at the Superior Street address, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Frank Davila, 64, also of the same address, was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police learned the two were divorced, but still had been living together, Kubiak said. An apparent motive was not available Sunday morning.

Belmont Area detectives are investigating.

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