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Ambushed': Gunman Opens Fire on Police Responding to 911 Call; Gunman Killed, Two Officers Injured

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A 60-year-old man was found dead in the home and the attacker's 59-year-old mother was found with gunshot wounds and taken to a hospital.

Image source: WGN-TV

RIVER FOREST, Ill. (TheBlaze/AP) — A shotgun-wielding man opened fire early Sunday on suburban Chicago police officers responding to a 911 house call about a woman who was having trouble breathing, authorities said.

Image source: WGN-TV

The 24-year-old man "ambushed" the officers shortly after 7 a.m. and police returned fire and killed him, River Forest Deputy Police Chief James O'Shea said.

A 60-year-old man was found dead in the home and the attacker's 59-year-old mother was found with gunshot wounds and taken to a hospital, authorities added.

Two officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries, O'Shea said; one was shot in his bulletproof vest and the second was treated for other injuries.

Police say shootings inside the home were "domestic" and happened before they arrived.

The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the deaths but didn't provide further details.

The following video report indicates police were serving a warrant, but WGN-TV updated the information in its written story:

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