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Man Who Fired Shots at Family Reunion in South Holland Fatally Shot by Off-Duty Officer: Police

The gunman was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition and later pronounced dead, authorities said.

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An off-duty police officer shot and killed a gunman who opened fire following a domestic dispute at a family reunion Saturday, authorities said.

The daytime incident began when a domestic dispute arose at Maicah Park between an unidentified man, his current girlfriend and former girlfriend, a news release stated. The man and his current girlfriend left the reunion for an unspecified amount of time, but later returned.

Then, the man fired shots, at which point an off-duty police officer from the Palos Hills Police Department fired, striking him, police stated. The gunman was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition and later pronounced dead, authorities said.

NBC 5 has yet to independently verify the account of events provided by the village of South Holland.

No bystanders were injured in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives with South Holland Police Department by calling 708-331-3131 ext. 2.

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