Oak Park

Home Invader Shoots Father And Son in Oak Park

The father and son woke up at about 2 a.m. Monday to the sound of someone smashing a window, police said


A father and son on Monday were shot and wounded by someone trying to break into their Oak Park home, police said.

They woke up shortly before 2 a.m. to the sound of someone smashing the door window of their home in the 200 block of Clinton Avenue, Oak Park police said in a statement.

When one of the men, ages 58 and 20, called out that he was calling 911, they said someone outside fired several shots through the broken window, police said.

One of them was struck in the shoulder, while the other was hit in the buttocks, police said.

They were treated for injuries that were not life-threatening at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, police said.

On April 13, a husband and wife were stabbed to death in their Oak Park home in the 500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. One worked as a de facto judge in disciplinary cases involving Chicago police officers.

Nothing suggests the two incidents are related, Oak Park spokesman David Powers said in an email. Monday’s Clifton Avenue incident has been classified as an aggravated battery with a firearm, Powers said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oak Park police at 708-386-3800.

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