3 dead in apparent murder-suicide

May 18, 2010 (CHICAGO) The shooting happened about 10:15 p.m. Monday at a home in the 4200-block of West 55th Street on the Southwest Side.

Police say a 38-year-old man shot his estranged wife and another man before killing himself.

Investigators have not released the names of those killed.

Police say the gunman told a group of children to go upstairs before he opened fire in the basement of the home.

Authorities say the woman and her friend were both shot once in the head before the man shot himself in the head and chest. The children were not hurt.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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