CHICAGO — A husband and wife were found dead inside a senior living facility in Uptown Sunday night after a call for a well-being check, according to police.
Police said officers were able to make entry into the apartment in the 1000 block of West Montrose Avenue shortly after 8:30 p.m., where a 79-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman were found dead.
The woman was identified as Sheila Banks, whose listed address was at the senior living facility. The man was identified as Ocie A. Banks Sr.
Officials said the man had sustained “some sort of trauma” to the face and the woman was found with a gunshot wound to the head.
“We heard a loud noise in the hallway then we saw blood we’re not sure if someone from the outside did this or what,” neighbor Gretta Carter said. “Meanwhile, we’re all terrified.”
Neighbors said the couple was married, but Banks Sr. didn’t live there.
Neighbor Larry Burns said he saw Sheila in the laundry room Saturday and she was on vacation from her job at Chase Bank.
On Monday, police announced that they are investigating the deaths as homicides. No one is in custody. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.