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3 dead, 2 wounded in domestic shooting in Ashburn

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A South Side woman filed a domestic battery report with Chicago Police officers against her longtime boyfriend following a quarrel Sunday night, apparently over her ending the relationship, officials say.

The boyfriend, Edward Prince, left the house in the 3500 block of West 79th Place before police arrived, but returned on Monday morning with a vengeance, authorities say.

Prince, whose family members say he suffered from mental illness in the past, went on a shooting rampage about 8:55 a.m. The 36-year-old man killed his girlfriend, LaQuisha Hickman, 37; and another woman, Nicole Loving, 23, according to a Chicago Police official.

Loving was a houseguest, family members said.

Prince also shot Deon Tillman, 18, in the leg. Then Prince committed suicide, turning the gun on himself.

Autopsies Tuesday found Hickman died of a gunshot wound to the head, while Loving died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner’s office. Their deaths were ruled homicides.

Prince died of a gunshot wound to the chin, and his death was ruled a suicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Edward Prince’s uncle, Elvin Prince, 58, suffered lacerations to the head, but wasn’t shot, police said.

The SWAT team entered the house after the shots were reported to police and discovered the carnage.

The shooting appears to have stemmed from a domestic quarrel, police said. Family members said Prince believed Hickman was cheating on him.

There were no prior court orders of protection against him, police said.

Relatives described a loving extended family anchored by Elvin Prince and his wife, Corliss, who both lived at the home. On weekends, relatives regularly stayed over and Elvin Prince barbecued.

But on Sunday night there was discord following the regular weekend gathering. Edward Prince got into a quarrel with Hickman, his family said. Edward Prince, who had three children with Hickman, apparently believed she was unfaithful. He left home after the fight, but she stayed.

In the morning, he returned. He apparently pistol-whipped Elvin Prince and shot Tillman, another family member, in the leg, officials said. Both men escaped the home and were found outside by police.

Edward Prince then shot Hickman and Loving before killing himself, police said.

Edward Prince was a stay-at-home father who reared the couple’s three children, said Kinyana Prince, 33, who is in Chicago visiting from Springfield.

She said he had a history of mental health issues, for which he took medication in the past. She said she didn’t know if he was on his medication before the shooting.

Regardless of what motivated him to go on his rampage, she said Edward Prince was “caring, loved his kids and had a good heart.”

“That’s why I’m at such a loss to explain this,” she said. “We’re all loving and caring.”

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