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CCTV video in Oak Forest showed a gruesome scene as a man opened fire on several people moments before returning to a house which then burst into flames as he barricaded himself inside .
The footage, which was viewed by NBC 5 reporter Sandra Torres at a neighbor near the scene on Friday morning, appeared to show a man shooting someone in an alley in the 5500 block of Ann Marie Lane. He then chased another person down the street and shot him.
A young girl is seen running from the house to another neighbor’s house while what appears to be a young woman rushes into the house where the shooting occurred. The man then shot a third person – a woman – in the driveway, before entering the house and closing the garage.
Moments later, flames burst from the house.
The neighbor whose surveillance cameras captured the video said those shot were members of the same family.
Police have not released any information about what happened, including the number of victims, their conditions or their relationship to the man barricaded in the house, but are aware of the video.
Just after 10 a.m., authorities said there was no longer a threat to the community, but the Central Avenue street closure will remain in effect while the investigation continues.
More details are expected to be released later Friday.
Residents of Oak Forest have been told to shelter in place in the area as authorities respond to “a barricaded subject” in suburban Chicago.
Officials said police were responding to the barricade situation just after 7 a.m.
Smoke could be seen billowing from a building in the same location as crews working to put out the flames. The sound of what is believed to be gunfire could be heard at the scene.
The city noted that there was a heavy police and fire presence on the block and that Central Avenue was closed from Independence to 155th Street and 155th Street was closed from Long Avenue to Central Avenue.
Oak Forest Secondary School has reported that it is on ‘hold in place’, meaning pupils can still come to school but cannot leave. School remained in session Friday morning.
Residents of the scene said they were stunned by the news on Friday.
“A normal family, just like us. The neighbors there were all shocked as well. They don’t understand what happened,” said resident Cheryl Wilson.
Check back for more on this developing story.