Olasunkanmi Esho, a 42-year-old Nigerian pharmacist, reportedly shot his Cameroonian wife and daughter to death before committing suicide in their home in Chicago, the United States.
Esho was said to have been living in Chicago for over seven years before the incident occured. The pharmacist allegedly shot is 33 year old wife, Bourk Esho, and their eight year old daughter before killing himself.
According to reports, officers found the families remains in their home in west suburban Chicago after responding to a call about shots fired at around 1am on Sunday morning.
Reports further disclosed that the couple was survived by a 13-year-old son and four-year-old daughter.
A man who claimed to be a close friend of the family said on Facebook that, “This happened yesterday (Sunday) morning in Chicago. The eight-year-old died in the arms of the 13-year-old, who heard gunshots and went to call his mom that he had heard gunshots outside, not knowing that their dad had shot their mom.
“He saw his sister in a pool of blood, carried her to seek help only for her to die in his arms; horrible story. The wife’s parents are from Guzang – Mr and Mrs Mudoh. Good friends of mine,” he wrote.
The Darien Police Commander, Gerald Piccoli, said the police are conducting thorough investigations assuring that the area was no threat to the community, ABC7 reports.