Family witnesses slayings of 2 brothers in Country Club Hills home invasion

Chicago News

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. — Two brothers were killed in suburban Country Club Hills and their family witnessed the slayings.

Police responded to a call of a home invasion around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 19000 block of Farm Crest Trail. When they arrived, officers found two men with gunshot wounds.

The medical examiner’s office confirmed Wednesday that the two men, 20-year-old Kimani Whalum and 22-year-old Clarence Whalum, died from their wounds.

Family told WGN News Clarence was walked into his own home at gunpoint and his loved ones were forced to watch the violence.

Mother Traci Rodgers said her elderly parents and daughter were in the home at the time.

“They’re devastated they don’t even want to live,” Rodgers said. “My 80-year-old father had to do CPR on my kids.”

Before the suspects left, Kimani was also shot and killed.

Country Club Hills police as well as the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the home invasion.

No one has been taken into custody.

Anyone with information can call the police department at 708-798-3101 or you can leave an anonymous tip line at 708-206-2899.

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