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Father, two daughters shot to death in Hazel Crest

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A man and two girls were shot to death early Saturday in south suburban Hazel Crest.

Police were called to the 2400 block of Crescent Drive for reports of shots fired at 2:21 a.m., according to a statement from Hazel Crest police. They arrived to find the father and two children wounded.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified them as 39-year-old Dionus M. Neely, 3-year-old India Neely and 10-year-old Ellie Neely. All three lived in the 2400 block of Crescent Drive.

Dionus Neely was taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, where he was pronounced dead at 3 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said. Elle and India were both taken to South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, where they were pronounced dead at 2:59 a.m. and 3 a.m., respectively.

Hazel Crest police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating.