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Two women found dead, man wounded, in Dwight

DWIGHT – Police are searching for possible suspects after two women were found dead and a man wounded at a residence in this Livingston County village on Saturday.

Dwight police responding to a 4:38 a.m. call by a male subject who said he had been shot at 200 W. North St. found the man lying on the floor inside the residence. Police also discovered the two bodies of the two females inside the house.

The male victim was transported to Morris Community Hospital and later airlifted to a trauma center, according to Livingston County Coroner Mike Burke.

Autopsies on the two female victims are schedule for 9 a.m. Monday, Burke said.

Dwight Police Chief Tim Henson said identification of the victims was being withheld pending family notification. Henson said he could not comment on the ages of the two women, or whether they also had been shot.

Henson said he is "not ruling anything as to whether an outside suspect" was involved.

"We've received a lot of information from people in town," Henson said. "Officers are following up on those leads."

Assisting in the investigation are Illinois State Police, Grundy County Sheriff's police, Pontiac police, Streator police and the Livingston County State's Attorney's Office and Sheriff's police.

Illinois State Police investigators were at the scene Saturday, Henson. The house, a three-bedroom white ranch home, was cordoned off with police tape.

"I want to assure the community of Dwight and the surrounding communities we will not quit until this case is solved," Henson said. "We won't let any stone go unturned in this investigation."

Asked whether the community should be worried about a possible shooting suspect on the loose, Henson said "Anytime you have an incident like this happen in a small community, there is always a concern."

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Dwight police at (815) 584-3132.

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