Police: Killing of Dad, 2 Daughters in Chicago Was Targeted Attack

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HAZEL CREST, Ill. (AP) — Police in a Chicago suburb say the fatal shooting of a father and his two young daughters was a targeted attack.

Thirty-nine-year old Dionus M. Neeley, 10-year-old Elle Neeley and 3-year-old India Neeley were found at a home in Hazel Crest after officers responded to a report of gunshots early Saturday morning. They were taken to hospitals and died of their injuries.

Hazel Crest Police Chief Mitchell Davis III said at a news conference Sunday that detectives currently have no suspects in what he called a targeted attack.

Davis says authorities don’t believe there’s a threat to the public and have determined the killings weren’t a murder-suicide. He asked anyone with information to come forward.

The girls’ aunt, Joi Chambers, tells WLS-TV they were “happy, happy children” who loved singing and dancing.