Two brothers in their 20s were shot dead in their residence in south suburban Country Club Hills, Illinois, during a home invasion, authorities said.
The tragic incident happened Tuesday. Country Club Hills police said they received a call around 7.30 p.m. reporting a home invasion at the residence in the 19000-block of Farmcrest Trail. Upon arriving at the spot, they found both people lying dead with wounds of gunshots, ABC 7 Chicago reported.
The deceased were identified as Kimani Whalum, 20, and Clarence Whalum, 22, of Country Club Hills. The two were rushed to a local hospital where the medical examiner’s office declared them dead, according to CBS Chicago.
Devastated Mother Seeks Punishment For Offenders
Traci Rogers, the mother of the deceased boys, called the shooting a “senseless act,” and said: “All I know is that I got a phone call from my daughter saying that my son had been shot, and so I raced home and so I was looking for my other son, not knowing that he was also in the house, shot.”
Rogers said her oldest son was taken into the house by a person at gunpoint while his brother was asleep. Both were killed after that.
The woman said her elderly parents and daughter were in the home at the time of the incident, WGN9 reported. “They’re devastated they don’t even want to live,” Rodgers said, adding: “My 80-year-old father had to do CPR on my kids.”
She also said that she did not notice anything suspicious with her sons in the last few days. “They weren’t into trouble. They were your typical kids. I mean, kids get in trouble, but, no, were my kids killers? No,” Rogers stated.
Now the bereaved mother wants strict punishment for the offenders and warned those who killed her sons.
The Country Club Hills police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force have already launched a joint investigation into the murder case. The authorities have announced anonymous rewards for anyone who will give information about the murderers’ whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 708-798-3191.