Police: Man, 2 daughters killed in act of ‘pure evil’

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HAZEL CREST, Ill. — The police chief of a Chicago suburb where a man and his two daughters were killed in their home has called the act “pure evil” and is urging anyone with information to share it with investigators.

Authorities have not identified any suspects in the shootings around 2:20 a.m. Saturday in Hazel Crest. But police Chief Mitchell Davis says it was a “targeted event.”

“What happened yesterday is nothing short of evil at its best; nothing short of that. Anyone who could kill a 3-year-old and a 10-year-old, no matter what the circumstances were, that’s nothing but pure evil,” CBS Chicago reports Hazel Crest Police Chief Mitchell Davis said.

Thirty-nine-year-old Dionus M. Neely, and his daughters, 3-year-old Endia and 10-year-old Elle, were fatally shot.

Erin Neeley told the Chicago Sun-Times that her husband and five children were sleeping on two twin beds and a couch in the living room when the attack happened and that police told her it’s possible the attacker kicked open their front door.

The door was boarded up Sunday.

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