- Associated Press - Thursday, December 29, 2016

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (AP) - A man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl and wounding of her 63-year-old grandmother in a Machesney Park apartment.

WREX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2hsrfU2 ) that the shootings occurred Wednesday morning and that the 36-year-old man was shot and wounded by a police officer who found him with a gun outside the apartment.

Officers had responded to a domestic violence report at the location.

The grandmother was shot in the face. She and the gunman suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds and were being treated at separate hospitals.

Relatives say the man and the girl’s mother had previously dated.

Machesney Park is northeast of Rockford.


Information from: WREX-TV.

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