Updated at 6:51 p.m.
A man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with Thursday morning's shooting.
Charges related to the fatal shooting Thursday morning outside St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Burr Ridge have not been filed, and it seems any that are may not be publicly announced until at least Friday.
"The Burr Ridge Police Department will not be issuing any additional statements today regarding the investigation at St. Mark’s Church, 15W455 79th Street," Deputy Chief Marc Loftus said in a 3:38 p.m. email.
Deputy Chief Marc Loftus said the Burr Ridge Police Department has not classified Thursday morning's shooting as a homicide at this point. There has never been a homicide in incorporated Burr Ridge.
"There has never been a homicide in Burr Ridge (incorporated). There have been some in areas that were unincorporated and later became incorporated," Loftus said in an email.
Burr Ridge police have taken the vehicle from the scene of Thursday morning's shooting to their station and the St. Mark parking lot has been cleared and re-opened, Deputy Chief Marc Loftus said in an emailed statement.
Patch observed little activity in the parking lot around 10 a.m.
The Doings is reporting that neither the victim nor the suspect are members of St. Mark's, but that they are both reportedly Coptic Christians.
A man who called in a Thursday morning shooting in Burr Ridge that left a 61-year-old woman dead is in custody and is considered a suspect, Deputy Chief Marc Loftus of the Burr Ridge Police Department said.
The shooting took place around 1 a.m. in the parking lot of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church's preschool on 79th Street. The woman was transported to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m.
Loftus said neither the victim nor the suspect are Burr Ridge residents, and he has been told they are not members of the church.
"We believe it to be an isolated incident," Loftus said. "There’s no danger to the community."
No charges have yet been filed and the identities of the victim and suspect have not been released.
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