The Joliet Police Department is investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide in the 500 block of Whitley in Joliet where tragically 4 people were found deceased.

On Wednesday night at approximately 10:19pm, Officers responded to the 500 block of Whitley reference to a report of subjects shot. Officers arrived on scene and located a male, female, and two young children deceased on the second story of the residence.  It appears at this time to be a murder- suicide.  No one else is being sought in reference to the incident at this time.  Detectives are investigating the scene to determine what occurred.

The Will County Coroner’s Office will be responsible for releasing the names of the victims after the next of kin have been notified.  They will also be determining the cause of death.

Sergeant Chris Botzum told WJOL that the police are not releasing any more information at this time.