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Police: Living arrangements spat led to Huntley shooting

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  • The home at Morning Glory Lane and Summerview Drive in Sun City Huntley was where a man was shot and killed by his brother on Memorial Day, police said. Two family members, including the shooter, also were injured.

       The home at Morning Glory Lane and Summerview Drive in Sun City Huntley was where a man was shot and killed by his brother on Memorial Day, police said. Two family members, including the shooter, also were injured.
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A fight over living arrangements led to the shooting death of one man at the hands of his brother in Huntley, police said Tuesday.

An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday for Robert Grundei, 47, who was shot in the head and shoulder by his brother Mark, 50, at the family's Sun City home on the 11000 block of Morning Glory Lane, Huntley Police Deputy Chief Michael Klunk said.

Mark Grundei himself suffered a head wound and remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin on Tuesday, Klunk said.

The brothers' mother, Alyce Grundei, suffered a head wound from a grazing bullet while trying to break up the fight. The 81-year-old was treated and released from the hospital Monday night and is staying with family members in the area, Klunk said.

Klunk told WBBM 780-AM it appears Robert and Mark Grundei were fighting over who was going to live in their mother's house, even though it recently had been sold to a new owner. Mark and his mother already were living in the house.

Robert, of Coral Springs, Florida, had been staying at the house to help with its sale and with funeral arrangements after the death of the youngest brother, Brian, 45, who drowned in Lake County earlier this month, police said.

Klunk told WBBM Robert planned to move into his mother's house and have his older brother pushed out, and Mark was not happy about it.

"The house actually was up for sale, and I believe it has been sold, so what the living arrangements were going to be after the sale of the home, I do not know," Klunk told WBBM. "The for sale sign does say sold on the top of it, and we believe it was mid-June or so they were going to be moving out of the home anyway."

When police arrived about 5:30 p.m. Monday, they say Alyce Grundei, who had called police, met the officers at the door and told them her sons were fighting and gunshots had been fired in the house. She had a swollen, discolored eye and an apparent gunshot wound along the side of her head, police said.

The autopsy is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Kane County coroner's office.

Police recovered a revolver from the scene but have not yet confirmed to whom the gun belonged.

Huntley has had three murders in the past 20 years. The last murder, in March 2012, occurred at Sun City stemming from domestic violence, Klunk said.

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