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1 dead, 2 wounded in Sun City shooting

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  • Three people were shot Monday in a home on Morning Glory Lane in Huntley.

       Three people were shot Monday in a home on Morning Glory Lane in Huntley.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 

One person was dead and two relatives were injured after a shooting Monday evening in Huntley, police said.

Mark R. Grundei, 50, shot his brother, Robert, 47, in the head and shoulder, killing him, as they were fighting around 5 p.m. in the Sun City house on the 11000 block of Morning Glory Lane, Police Chief John Perkins said.

Grundei also shot his 81-year-old mother, Alyce Grundei, as she was trying to break up her fighting sons, Perkins said. She suffered a grazing head wound, police said.

Mark Grundei himself suffered a head wound and was listed in critical condition Monday night, police said. Perkins would not confirm whether he shot himself.

All three people were taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin.

A revolver was recovered, Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk said. Perkins said they couldn't confirm whom the gun belonged to.

Alyce and Mark Grundei live in the house on Morning Glory Lane, police said. It was Alyce Grundei who called police to report the shooting, and they arrived about 5:30 p.m., Perkins said. She told them her sons were fighting and there were gunshots fired in the house, the chief said.

"She met the officers at the front door," Perkins said. "She had a swollen, discolored eye and also what appeared to be a gunshot wound along the side of her head."

Officers checked the house and found the two brothers inside the house, each with a gunshot wound.

"A preliminary investigation says she tried to intervene between the brothers when the shots were being fired, and she sustained the gunshot wound to the head," Perkins said.

Robert A. Grundei, of Coral Springs, Florida, had been staying at the Huntley house, police said. He was helping his family with the recent sale of the house as well as with arrangements after the death of the family's youngest brother, Brian, 45, about whose Lake County drowning Huntley police informed his mother on May 16, Perkins said.

Perkins said Alyce Grundei should be released from the hospital shortly.

"She seems to be in fair condition, physically," he said. "Obviously, emotionally, this is a very difficult time."

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