3 Bladed Weapons And A Gun Used In Gage Park Killings
Gage Park, via CPD
Three “bladed weapons” and a gun were among the weapons used to kill the six people found dead a week ago in a Gage Park home, a police spokesperson told the Tribune Wednesday. None of those weapons have yet been recovered, added spokersman Anthony Guglielmi.
A gun was recovered at the Gage Park home, but it was not used in the killings.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled all six deaths homicides on Friday.
The six victims of the Gage Park massacre were three generations of the same family, identified as Noe Martinez and his wife, Rosaura Hernandez; their adult children, Noe Martinez Jr. and Herminia Martinez; and Alexis and Leonardo, Herminia’s two sons.
Previously, “blunt trauma” was reported as the cause of death for the family. Really, it was one of several causes of death.
According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Friday statement, the elder Martinez and the young children died from "multiple sharp-force injuries.” Hernandez and Martinez Jr. died of multiple blunt- and multiple sharp-force injuries, while Herminia Martinez died of “multiple gunshot wounds.”
The investigation is still underway, and no motive has been established for the killings yet, Guglielmi told the Tribune. However, he said that as a preliminary step, police have amassed hours of surveillance footage from the day, from sources including CTA buses and a city camera on a light pole.
Though a funeral will be held in Chicago on Sunday, at St. Gall Catholic Church, the Mexican consulate in Chicago issued a statement that the victims’ bodies will be buried in Mexico.