2 Found Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide in Ukrainian Village

Detectives have opened a homicide investigation after two people were found dead in a Ukrainian Village home following a five-hour barricade situation Tuesday.

Officers responded about 5 p.m. to a call of a domestic-related shooting in a building in the 800 block of North Wolcott, according to Chicago Police.

Someone refused to come out of the apartment, and police SWAT team members were called and made entry into the home about five hours later, police said.

Loretta A. Purcell, 84, and Christopher Kelly Purcell, 58, were both found dead inside, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. They were both pronounced dead at the scene at 9:58 p.m. and lived on the same block as the incident.

A police source said the deaths may have resulted from a murder-suicide, but additional information was not available. Area Central detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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