Chicago man claims self-defense in deadly shooting of 3
By Jennifer Cruz
Authorities investigate after three people were fatally shot in what a resident says was a home invasion. (Photo: Brian Jackson / Chicago Tribune)
Authorities in Chicago are investigating an apparent home invasion and shooting Sunday evening that left three suspects dead.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the incident unfolded around 5:30 p.m. about two blocks from the Chicago Skyway.
The man, who is in his 30s and lives at the home with his parents, told police he fired at the trio after they broke into the basement of the house. He then locked himself in another room as he called the police.
All three suspects were pronounced dead at the scene and were later identified as 17-year-old Antonio Lopez, 22-year-old Narcisco Ledesma and a 24-year-old woman whose identity was not yet released. The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined Ledesma was shot in the head, while Lopez died from multiple gunshot wounds.
At this time, no charges have been filed against the resident, who authorities confirmed possesses a valid FOID card. However, the incident remains under investigation and, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said they have “noticed inconsistencies in his story.”
Guglielmi noted only one weapon was recovered from the scene