Murdered Men Were Bound With Tape

Police say the shooting was an isolated incident

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    Four men died after being shot during a party in a garage on Chicago's Southwest Side.

    Four men who were discovered shot to in the head Thursday night in a Southwest Side garage had their hands, feet and mouths bound with duct tape, published reports say.

    Each of the men was positioned face down, hands behind their backs with bullet wounds to the head, sources told the Chicago Tribune.  Police would not confirm that detail Friday afternoon.

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    Pat Wesolowski says she's lived in the West Lawn area for more than 20 years and said it's normally one that takes care of its neighbors.

    The men were found at 6128 South Kildare in the West Lawn Neighborhood around 8:30 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor. The location is just to the east of Midway Airport.

    Police identified the victims as 30-year-old Roberto Rivera, 25-year-old Noel Casares, 30-year-old Louis Santillan, and 32-year-old Alonso Villarreal. It appears the victims were the intended target and several weapons were found at the scene, officials said.

    Santillan's sister said she didn't recognize any of the other victims' names and said she wasn't aware that her brother even had friends in that neighborhood.

    When police arrived at the scene, three were already dead, but paramedics took one person to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with trauma. He later died at the hospital.

    Neighbors told NBC Chicago that there was a party being held in the garage when the shooting started. 

    "If it was an argument, they would have just shot them.  But to have them duct taped?  There's more to it than that," said Pat Wesolowski, who has lived two houses away for more than 20 years. 

    A young child may have witnessed the attack, sources said.  Somebody -- possibly with the young child -- fled in a Jeep belonging to the child’s father, sources said. It was not immediately known if the child’s father was one of the males shot.

    A young family moved into the home within the last year, neighbors said.

    Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.  Police did not say if any arrests had been made.