WILL COUNTY, Ill. — Three people were taken to the hospital after a domestic incident Thursday in Will County, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were called to the home around 6:40 p.m. in the 2600 block of Shady Grove Court on the report of a shooting.
When they arrived, they found a 66-year-old woman and a 68-year-old man, of Crete, with multiple injuries, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. A 36-year-old man, of Wisconsin, was also inside the home.
The sheriff’s office said a firearm may have been fired inside and outside the home, but it doesn’t appear anyone was shot. They were all were taken to a Chicago-area hospital in critical condition after they were “cut and stabbed with a knife and possibly shot.”
On Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said the 66-year-old woman was released from the hospital. The 68-year-old man, who the sheriff’s office said was stabbed more than a dozen times, and the 36-year-old man are both still in critical condition.
According to a preliminary investigation, the man from Wisconsin attacked the couple and is related to them by marriage, the sheriff’s office said.
As the investigation continued, detectives and deputies learned a possible motive in the case was a “tumultuous divorce” between the 36-year-old man and the daughter of the Crete couple, the sheriff’s office said Friday.
The 36-year-old man was supposed to report to jail on Friday to serve a sentence related to a previous arrest for domestic battery against his wife, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office worked with local and state police agencies to check the welfare of other family members and all are safe, the sheriff’s office said Friday.
Neighbors in the Plum Valley subdivision in Crete tell WGN they didn’t hear anything but they noticed the police lights around and grew concerned.
There is no word on any possible charges in this case.