Police: Buffalo Grove couple’s murder was ‘targeted attack,’ no one in custody

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BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — Police are investigating a double homicide after a husband and wife were found shot to death in Buffalo Grove.

The shooting happened in the parking garage of the Cambridge on the Lake apartment complex in the 100 block of Lake Boulevard around 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens said the man and woman had just parked and exited their vehicle, when the suspect came up from behind and shot both of the victims multiple times. Police said the suspect then fled the scene out a side door of the garage.

Police arrived on the scene more than three hours later, after a resident reported two unresponsive people near a vehicle with blood on the ground. They were unable to be revived.

The husband and wife are said to be a 69-year-old man and 64-year-old woman, who were residents of the apartment complex.

Late Monday afternoon, Buffalo Grove police released a statement that said, in part,

Information learned throughout the day continues to demonstrate this was a targeted attack and police have no reason to believe there is a threat to the community.

The victim’s identities continue to be withheld, pending full notification to next-of-kin.

While police have no reason to believe the offender will return to the area, due to the severity of the crime and the discomfort within the community, officers will have an increased police presence in the Cambridge on the Lake neighborhood.

It is unclear at this time if the victims knew the shooter.

Buffalo police believe this was a targeted shooting, and there is no threat to the public.

"While police have no reason to believe the offender will return to the area, due to the severity of the crime and the discomfort within the community, officers will have an increased police presence in the Cambridge on the Lake neighborhood," the statement said.

Police believe the suspect is a white man, possibly in his 60s, wearing dark clothing, a dark jacket and dark baseball-style hat.

If you have any information in the case, contact Buffalo Grove Police Investigators at 847-459-2560. Anonymous tips can shared online at lakecountycrimestoppers.com or by calling 847-662-2222.

 

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