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Romeoville shooting wounds mother, daughter, 4 questioned

Four people were taken into custody Thursday morning after a mother and daughter were both shot in the head in a Chicago suburb.

By Gabrielle Levy
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ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Police are questioning four people following a shooting that left a mother and daughter in serious condition Thursday morning in Romeoville, a village southwest of Chicago.

A soft lockdown of area school was lifted Thursday afternoon after police took the four people into custody after searching the area for hours with a team of dogs.

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A mother, 33, and her daughter, 15, were shot while sitting in their car, which was parked on Emery Avenue, around 7 a.m. and fired two or three shots into the vehicle. Both victims were shot in the head and taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and the girl was then airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

"It appears these people were targeted," said Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey. "It was obviously a terrible crime. A senseless crime."

Police encouraged children not to go to school and later lifted the lockdown at 9:25 a.m.

[Chicago Tribune]

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