By Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2020

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - A resident of a northern Illinois home fatally shot two men he claims were trying to break in, authorities said Tuesday.

A person in the Waukegan home confronted two males, one of them armed, inside the residence, according to police. In the ensuing altercation guns were fired. Authorities say officers responding to the scene found two males dead on the front lawn.

The Lake County coroner hasn’t released the names of the dead males. Waukegan Police Commander Joe Florip didn’t give the ages of the suspects, nor details about the altercation that led to the shooting.

The shooting occurred within a block of a Motel 6 that’s been the site of two murders last month. John Cannon, 24, of Waukegan was shot fatally shot Sept. 8, authorities said. On Aug. 26, another man was shot to death at the same motel. No arrests have been announced in either shooting.

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