Five people were found dead Wednesday in a Buffalo Grove home, officials in the suburban village said.

Police were dispatched to the single family residence at 11:12 a.m. to check on a woman’s health and were forced to go inside after being unable to make contact. A news story shared on Buffalo Grove’s Facebook page said authorities had found five bodies inside the home.

The initial police investigation indicated that the deaths resulted from a “domestic-related incident”, the release said. It said that the deaths occurred on the 2800 block of Acacia Terrace.

Buffalo Grove officials asked community members to avoid the area in another news release shared earlier Wednesday by village spokeswoman Molly Gillespie. Gillespie cited “heavy police activity” at the site where the dead were found, but said there was “no threat to the public” at the time.

Officials again said in a news release Wednesday night that there was no threat to the public.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is assisting Buffalo Grove Police in investigating the deaths.

The names of the five people who died are being withheld until the coroner’s investigation is completed and family members are notified, the release said. The Lake County Medical Examiner’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday night.

Yellow strips and police vehicles blocked the road till about nine o’clock in the night. Emergency workers had set up a tent outside a house surrounded by trees at 2830 Acacia Terrace, but an official near the scene said he was unable to confirm that the address was where the dead were found.

News vans lined the winding road. The large, two-storey houses nearby were quiet, but some neighbors walked as far as the police line.

“We never expected anything like this to happen here,” said Samuel Antin, who grew up in the Buffalo Grove neighborhood. The 18-year-old had heard about the deaths hours earlier.

He said Antin and his family checked on the friends, worried they might be the ones who were found.

Justin Kattin learned of the tragedy when a neighbor saw police lights in his backyard. He said the 17-year-old lives near the golf course.

“I usually roam this street. Everyone is very friendly and says ‘hi,'” Katin said.

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