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October 2, 2019 8:03 PM

Elmhurst Police Investigating Incident at Elmhurst Hospital

Elmhurst Police are investigating a shooting incident that has occured in the parking lot of Elmhurst Hospital. The victim has been removed to the emergency room for treatment and there is no longer a threat to others. There is limited access to the...

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Latest Update:

October 3, 2019 10:50 AM


Press Release
For Immediate Release
October 3, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

Authority:
Chief Michael Ruth
Elmhurst Police Department
630-530-3050


Elmhurst Police investigating shooting incident at Elmhurst Hospital – latest update
Elmhurst, IL- Elmhurst Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the parking lot of Elmhurst Hospital on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

At approximately 7pm on Wednesday, October 2nd, police responded to a “man with gun” situation in the west parking lot of Elmhurst Hospital after a woman suffering from a gunshot wound entered the emergency room. Police arrived at the scene within minutes and found a man in the west parking lot in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was brought into the emergency room by Elmhurst Fire Department Paramedics for treatment and died a short time later. The woman initially told police that her father had shot her and then shot himself in the hospital parking lot.

The male, 73 year old Robert Shek, resided in the 300 block of south Rex in Elmhurst, IL.

The female, 44 year old Imelda Shek, has been transported to Loyola hospital and is undergoing treatment.

During the course of the response, the hospital was briefly placed on lockdown to ensure the safety of the patients and staff. The incident was contained to the parking lot of the hospital and the lockdown was quickly lifted and routine operations resumed.

This incident remains under investigation.

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June 11, 2019 2:30 PM

NB LANE CLOSED AT YORK & 290 BRIDGE

A northbound lane at York St. & 290 Bridge is closed due to a truck hitting the bridge. Commuters are advised to avoid the area.

May 1, 2019 3:06 PM

POWER LINE DOWN ON WEST AVE

Elmhurst Police have reported a power line down on West Ave., just south of Lake Street. All traffic is shut down at Babcock and West Ave. and power is out in the area. Nana's hot dog lot is shut down due to the power outage. Com Ed is at the scene....

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May 1, 2019 4:16 PM

WEST AVENUE IS NW OPEN

February 25, 2019 5:28 PM

Elmhurst Fire Department is responding to a fire alarm at 187 N. York Street

Elmhurst Fire Department is responding to a fire alarm at 187 N. York Street. York Street is closed in both directions between Third and Second Street. Commuters are advised to avoid this area.

Latest Update:

February 25, 2019 6:00 PM

York Street is reopen in both directions

EMERGENCY ALERT

5 Alerts
January 29, 2019 8:56 AM

COLD WEATHER CAUSING REFUSE DELAY PICKUP

Due to the severe weather, Republic Services has modified its operating hours and has closed some of its facilities, impacting refuse and recycling services across the Chicago area, including Elmhurst. The record cold weather has affected trucks and...

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July 8, 2018 9:34 PM

MISSING ENDANGERED PERSON - ELMHURST

For Immediate Release
July 8, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.

MISSING ENDANGERED PERSON - ELMHURST

Elmhurst police are investigating a reported Missing-Endangered Person from the area of 500 N. Howard Ave. Elmhurst, IL.

On Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. the...

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July 9, 2018 8:11 AM

UPDATE MISSING ENDANGERED PERSON 7/8/18 at 11:00 p.m.
She has been located by Stone Park Police. She is being transported to the hospital to be checked out. We appreciate the people who shared the post with others and we are thankful that she has been safely located and will be reunited with her family.
Elmhurst Police Department

June 13, 2018 7:24 PM

Elmhurst Police are currently searching the area

Elmhurst Police are currently searching the area of North & Larch for a subject who escaped from police custody.

He is described as: Male/Hispanic, 38 years old, 5'08, 180 lbs wearing a yellow shirt and red pants. He may be handcuffed. Anyone seeing...

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June 14, 2018 8:15 AM

POLICE HAVE LOCATED THE OFFENDER AND HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT AT 10:15 p.m. FORMAL CHARGES ARE PENDING.

March 21, 2018 8:07 PM

UPDATE- Missing Special Needs Juvenile found safe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Elmhurst Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Special Needs/Missing Juvenile from the area of 500 S. Hillcrest, Elmhurst, IL.

Missing is Brendan Daly, age 9, 4’10, 75 lbs with blond...

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Latest Update:

March 21, 2018 8:53 PM

LATEST UPDATE: UPDATE ***GOOD NEWS*** The missing juvenile (Brendan) was located at 253 W. St. Charles Rd. Elmhurst police officers returned him safely to his home and family. He is in good shape. We have learned that a member of our community called 9-1-1 after receiving a CODE RED NOTIFICATION and seeing Brendan. The Elmhurst Police Department is grateful for the community response and assistance each of you have provided in sharing the information and looking for young Brendan. We are so very thankful for your response. -Chief Michael Ruth 3/21/18 at 8:51 p.m.

November 27, 2017 7:06 AM

Elmhurst Police Searching For Suspects Involved in Hit & Run Crash

Elmhurst Police are currently investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred in the area of West Ave & Gladys in Elmhurst where the occupants fled from the crash on foot.
At Approximately 5:00 a.m. on Monday November 27, 2017 Elmhurst police officers...

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November 27, 2017 10:21 AM

Elmhurst Police Have Three Suspects in Custody For Overnight Crime Spree

Elmhurst Police have three suspects in custody for investigation of Burglary and Auto Theft that occurred in north Elmhurst.

On Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00 a.m. Elmhurst police officers responded to the area of 600 Fay for a report of a prowler in the garage. Responding officers observed two vehicles leaving the area and attempted to stop the cars. Both vehicles fled and struck a marked squad car in front of 429 West Ave., and the suspects fled the scene on foot. It has been learned that the vehicles were stolen from Villa Park & Elmhurst.

Elmhurst Police officers established a perimeter and with the assistance of surrounding police agencies began a systematic search of the area. The suspects were subsequently located at: 463 W. North Ave, North Ave & Ridgeland, and 400 block of West Ave. Police have recovered a loaded handgun from one of the suspects and are still looking for a fourth suspect who is believed to have left the area.

This investigation remains ongoing and at this point, it is believed that the suspects may have been entering unlocked cars and garages in order to steal items of value and cars with keys in the ignition.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Elmhurst Police at 630-530-3050.