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updated: 9/8/2017 10:26 PM

West Chicago residents among 3 slain in Joliet

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A man and a woman from West Chicago were among three people found shot to death at a home in Joliet.

The Will County coroner's office on Friday identified the victims as 22-year-old Anthony M. McGee of West Chicago, 22-year-old Gabriella M. Rueda of West Chicago and 22-year-old Emmanuel Hernandez-Arroyo of Plainfield. Authorities don't believe the killings are a random act.

Police Chief Brian Benton said several people were at the home on the 2000 block of Great Falls Drive Wednesday night for a party. He could not say whether the victims lived in the home, were related or were partygoers.

A man who discovered one of the bodies called police to the single-family home about 2:50 p.m. Thursday, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

"When our officers arrived, they made entry into the residence and they located a total of three victims in the residence, and all three were deceased," said Deputy Chief Edgar Gregory.

But all three victims were found in the same room, and there were no signs of a break-in.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the deaths to call police at (815) 724-3020.

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