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Three bodies found in Englewood identified

April 4, 2008 8:44:31 PM PDT
Three people found shot to death inside a home on the city's South Side have been identified.The home where the bodies were found is located near an elementary school. The scene is unfolding at 6120 South Hermitage.

Police had the block roped off.

The victims have been identified as Allen McCullough Sr., his wife Dana McCullough and their 19-year-old son Allen McCullough Jr. Loved ones say Allen Sr. was a police officer and his wife attended the grade school just down the street, having lived in the house all of her life

The fire department was called to the home for a well being check, and they called the police for help getting into the home, where the bodies were found.

"We all just got close, real close to each other because her kids and me and my brothers and my sisters, we all of us went to this grammar school right here," said friend Nishel Jordan in tears.

"Right now, it appears to be a triple homicide and the medical examiner's office is on the scene currently processing the scene as well as detectives and the recovery team," said Monique Bond, police spokeswoman.

Police towed the family van away. The bodies were also removed frm the home Friday afternoon.

It is still unknown how long ago the three were killed and what the motive could be. Police say all of the victims were shot to death.

Family members say another relative was staying at the home recently.

"At this point, detectives are canvassing the area, talking to family members and residents to try to determine if there were any suspicious individuals in the area or any other individuals who may have been known to come to the home," said Bond.

"They killed the whole family. I mean, you know, the kids and everything, why would someone do that?" Lorenzo Anderson, family friend, said.

The McCulloughs had another son who is currently in Cook County Jail on robbery charges.

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