Three Dead After Standoff In Humboldt Park

Updated 02/01/11 – 2:41 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people — two women and the alleged offender — are dead after a barricade incident at an apartment in the Northwest Side Humboldt Park neighborhood Tuesday morning.

After two people were shot, the man “barricaded himself in a second-floor apartment” at a building on the 3200 block of West Hirsch Street, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

One victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious to critical condition at 9:05 a.m., Fire Media Affairs spokesman Rich Rosado said. Unconfirmed reports said the second victim was dead on the scene.

A spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said they have received three people — two women and one man, all adults, from the incident. The medical examiner’s spokesman had no information on their ages or IDs.

The incident ended “a few minutes after 11 a.m.,” Perez said.

Hostage Barricade Terrorism team officers responded in order to try to communicate with the man and get him to surrender peacefully, and to secure the area.

The shooting “may be domestic-related,” Perez said, but that has not been confirmed.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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