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.
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.