UPDATE: Police Investigate Whether Father-Son Shooting is Gang-Related

A father and son were shot to death in a Palatine apartment. Police say the teen had gang connections.

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Police are investigating whether a 15-year-old boy's ties to a gang has anything to do with a shooting that left him and his 38-year-old father dead early Wednesday, according to NBC Chicago. 

Segundo Reynoso, 38, and Luis Reynoso, 15 were found lying on the floor with gunshot wounds just after midnight Wednesday in an apartment at the Baldwin Green Apartments in the 1900 block of Green Lane North in Palatine. 

Police said they are familiar with Reynoso but could not say if they knew of a motive in the shooting, according to NBC Chicago. Police and neighbors said there is a strong gang presence in the neighborhood surrounding Baldwin Green Apartments, according to the article. 

NBC Chicago has more on this article

The above information was updated at 7:30 a.m. on March 20. 


ORIGINAL: A 15-year-old and his father were shot to death in an apartment in the 1900 block of Green Lane North, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Police were called to Baldwin Greens Apartments at about 12:25 a.m. The newspaper reported that the boy and his 38-year-old father were found lying on the floor wounded. They were rushed to Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge where they died from their injuries, the Daily Herald reported.

ABC Chicago reports that police say the 15-year-old has known gang ties but no arrests have been made and it's not known whether the shooting is gang-related. Police have ruled out murder-suicide.

Segundo Reynoso, 38, and Luis Reynoso, 15 were found lying on the floor with gunshot wounds just after midnight Wednesday.

"That area is highly dense. It’s multi-family housing, where we have an inordinate amount of gang problems there," Palatine Police Cmdr. Dave Daigle told Tribune reporters Wednesday afternoon. "The bottom line is, our gang unit spends a lot of time up there."

Two girls younger than the 15-year-old Reynoso also live in the apartment, but police did not say whether they were in the home at the time of the shooting.

Gustavo Rodriguez March 21, 2014 at 04:54 AM
Believe me this is not only a problem in Palatine, look at Arlington Heights. Country Glen, Bon Hill right over the Rt 53 bridge. It's unincorporated, the Sheriff is never there. They have had numerous shootings there. The police in Arlington Heights I am sure deal with the overflow of crime. It might as well be in the village. The property values of the nice homes around it have gone down. Definitely as sign of illegal immigration meets, gangs and lower income population. What is the answer I don't know but it sure is sad.....
Dan Cox March 21, 2014 at 05:56 AM
Illinois has a new law called Conceal Carry, perhaps you should check it out.
Catherine March 21, 2014 at 08:35 AM
I did not vote Obama...puleeze. John Johnson you're right; we'll probably end up walking away. Even in our bldg the unit below us has been a rental for years. Four tenants and none pay their rent. This last one I thought would be good but I hear they are months behind. Very sad. That AH problem is right by Palatine...a bleedover. This whole country is dying because of liberals being in office. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. They act as if they are doing something noble helping keep this riff raff but they ruin it for the law-abiding, mortage and rent paying, self-supporting good people.
Catherine March 21, 2014 at 08:37 AM
Good work palman. The owner of the rental unit below us is out of state also. Our other two neighbors are good but many in my complex are bad news....
Cyntia HelloKitty Medrano March 23, 2014 at 02:50 PM
I think it is sick the concern is about property taxes and not the family and the pain and how palatine police needs tyo step up their game. Catherine... you seem like a piece of shit.


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