On Wednesday, a quiet neighborhood in Geneva, Illinois was shaken by a tragic event that ended with two lives lost. Authorities report a man and his former wife died in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
Deputy Chief Matt Dean of the Geneva police department confirmed the incident, which took place at a residence on Pebble Beach Court.
According to the local Coroner, Rob Russell, it seems the man shot his ex-wife before turning the weapon on himself. The man was later pronounced dead at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.
At the time of reporting, the police are withholding the identities of the two individuals involved. A firearm was found at the scene, but the details about the type of gun haven’t been revealed.
The alarm was raised with a distressing 911 call from the house, made just before 5:30 p.m. The caller reported gunshots. On arrival, the police found the woman deceased.
The authorities also discovered one person inside the house and another near a silver vehicle outside. Both the house and the vehicle are part of the ongoing investigation.
Chief Eric Passarelli noted that the investigation is still underway. He explained that, at this point, the exact sequence of events leading to the tragic outcome remains unclear.
The incident brought a large number of police and first responders to Geneva’s Eagle Brook subdivision. The upscale community, located next to the Eagle Brook Country Club golf course, became the unexpected center of a major investigation.
As investigations continue, the tight-knit community remains in shock while they come to terms with the tragic loss of their neighbors.