Man shoots stepdaughter, kills self in suburban Chicago hospital parking lot

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ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) — A man fatally shot himself after allegedly shooting his stepdaughter in the face during an incident in a suburban Chicago hospital parking lot.

Elmhurst Deputy Police Chief Michael McLean says the female, whose name and age wasn’t given, was able to make her way to the Elmhurst Hospital emergency room to get treatment. Her condition wasn’t revealed.

Investigators responding to reports of shots fired late Wednesday found a wounded man in an auto. The victim was taken to the emergency room, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities did not immediately reveal his name.

McLean says the hospital was briefly locked down, however there was no danger to the patients and staff of the hospital or the surrounding community.

Elmhurst Hospital spokesman Keith Hartenberger says it wasn’t known why the two were in the hospital parking lot.

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