Police say Shedrick Pryor, 32, killed his wife April Pryor at the apartment in Woodbridge on Monday night. 24-year-old April was seven-months pregnant at the time but the baby did not survive.
Shedrick Pryor, reportedly shot April before turning the gun on himself after an argument broke out. Pryor critically wounded another woman, the apartment owner, before turning the gun on himself.
Shedrick Pryor [right], fatally shot his pregnant wife, April in Woodbridge Ill., on Monday
The couple had lived together in a nearby home, but Mrs Pryor had moved to the apartment ‘several days prior to the incident,’ following a domestic dispute with her husband.
Shedrick allegedly showed up at the apartment Monday night with a handgun and forced his way inside. During a fight police said, he shot his wife and her friend before turning the gun on himself. An argument broke out before Pryor opened fire.
Neighbors said the two women had children living inside the apartment, who may have witnessed everything.
Officers found Shedrick Pryor and his pregnant wife April, dead in the living room of the Woodbridge apartment, on Monday
April Pryor already had two children. It was not immediately clear if her husband was their father.
‘This tragedy is devastating for the two families involved,’ Woodbridge Police Chief Brian Cunningham said in a statement.
‘We hope they remain strong and united during this difficult time.’
Police are still investigating.