A father and his teen son were discovered shot to death in a northwest suburb of Chicago, early Wednesday, stated Illinois state police. The authorities responded Wednesday morning to a report of a Palatine, Illinois man having been shot inside an apartment located in the Baldwin Greens Apartment Complex along the 1900 block of Green Lane. It was around 12:28 a.m. Investigators said when the police went into the unit they discovered both the father and the teenager. They each had been shot and were both on the floor. The two victims were then taken to a nearby hospital where they each were declared dead from their wounds.
Police investigators have identified the victims as Segundo Reynoso, age 38, and Luis Reynoso, age 15. Palatine police, the Illinois state police, an assistance team forensic unit and the Cook County medical examiner’s office are all involved in the investigation although the medical examiner’s office refused to confirm the deaths Wednesday morning.
Even though the authorities believe the teenager had ties to gangs, Palatine Police Commander Dave Daigle refused to say if the region was a common focus for violence from gangs. He did explain that the police were probing the two shootings as a double murder. However a neighbor, who lived near the two victims in the apartment complex and wanted to remain anonymous, stated that gang violence and crime are very common in the area. She declared that something major happened in the area each year, at least one time, and that it had become a scary place to live.
Another neighbor said that the teen lived with his father, mother and two younger sisters in the apartment. The neighbor explained that he had worked on cars with the elder Reynoso and that the mother often would stop by his apartment to ask him to attend church services with her.
Both males were said to have been very good people. The entire apartment complex was in shock at the turn of events with many neighbors exclaiming they were shocked and saddened at the turn of events. Luis Reynoso was described as being a well behaved teen who took good care of his two younger sisters and always devotedly picked them up at their school.
He also was reported to have taken them to get candy or ice cream and seemed to be a “very caring big brother”. People inside the complex expressed hope that the murderer or murderers would be caught soon. One person added that the teenage boy also enjoyed playing soccer and was well known for telling jokes. The ten was said to always be really nice to everyone and was always funny.
Police are asking that anyone who might have information to please call them at 847-359-9000 or a Crime Stoppers Line at 847-590-7867.
Segundo Reynoso, age 38, and Luis Reynoso, age 15, were discovered shot to death in a northwest suburb of Chicago, early Wednesday, stated Illinois state police. The authorities responded Wednesday morning to a report of a Palatine, Illinois man having been shot inside an apartment located in the Baldwin Greens Apartment Complex along the 1900 block of Green Lane. After they entered the unit, they found both father and teen son dead of gunshot wounds..
By Kimberly Ruble
The San Francisco Gate