Three members of the same family were found dead in a home in Darien, a south western suburb of Chicago, on Sunday. The Police on Monday identified them as a 7-year-old Nigerian girl and her parents who were shot dead.
Police responded just before 1 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired in their home in the 7500-block of Farmingdale Drive.
They were identified to the DuPage County Coroner’s Office as 7-year-old Olivia Esho, her mother, 33-year-old Bourk Esho and her father, 42-year-old Olusunkanmi Esho.
The coroner’s office said they all died of gunshot wounds. After the shooting, Darien police said there was no threat to the community.
Although police say they are investigating the deaths, some reports have it that it was a case of murder-suicide in which Olusunkanmi reportedly shot his Cameroonian wife and his daughter before turning the gun on himself.
A friend of the family was quoted as saying that the couple had three chikdren aged 13, seven and four.
Olivia, according to reports, died in the arms of their 13 years old son. She had reportedly run into the room where her father had just shot her mum, before she also got shot.