SAUK VILLAGE | The recent fatal shooting of two young men has neighbors fearing for their safety.
"I hope this turns out to be an isolated incident, but I don't know what to think," said Tim Williams, who lives in the 22600 block of Brookwood Drive.
Two men were found dead in the same block Tuesday night in a brown, ranch-style house that had been empty for more than a month.
"He was a nice guy who didn't like the way the neighborhood was going, so he left," said Williams, referring to the person who used to live in the house.
The victims were discovered Tuesday night when a Realtor reportedly was showing the house to a prospective buyer and discovered the two bodies. The Cook County medical examiner's office said the two men were believed to be in their early 20s, but police would not identify them pending family notification.
Williams said there have been several recent residential break-ins in the neighborhood.
Sauk Village police were at the scene about 11 p.m. Tuesday until late Wednesday morning. Police released little information about the crimes Wednesday afternoon.
"This is still under investigation," one detective said.
Susan Hanlon, who has lived in the 22600 block of Brookwood Drive for 38 years, said having a violent crime so close makes her nervous and uncomfortable.
"Thank God my kids are gone," she said. "I'd hate to think they were in danger."