Cops: Man shoots woman, then himself in Palos Park

Tribune reporter

A man fatally shot a woman, then killed himself during a domestic incident in their southwest suburban Palos Park home, authorities said. 

Walter Puk, 53, and Larisa Markewych, 55, were found dead Tuesday afternoon at their home in the 12300 block of Mohawk Road, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. 

Officers were called to the home around 3:30 p.m. by a "a family member reporting another family member unresponsive and appearing to be severely injured," police said in a statement. 

Officers and personnel from the Palos Fire Protection District entered the home and found Puk and Markewych, the statement said. Puk's wound was self-inflicted, the medical examiner's office said.

Late Tuesday, a police officer was stationed in the driveway to keep people away from the large home in the upscale neighborhood.

Wendy Normandy, Special to the Tribune, contributed to this report

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