“Tragic Shooting Leaves Multiple Victims Dead in Crystal Lake: Lauren Smith-Song, Jean Song, Yuna Song, Chang Song”

By | August 10, 2023



A man shot and killed three female family members before taking his own life near Crystal Lake, according to the McHenry County Coroner. The deceased have been identified as Lauren Smith-Song, Jean Song, Yuna Song, and Chang Song. Autopsies are scheduled for the victims. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded to the shooting. The injured woman, who called 911, was taken to the hospital, and the aggressor, Jean Song, died from a self-inflicted wound. The incident is being investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team. Lake and McHenry County Scanner reported



A shooting incident in unincorporated Crystal Lake resulted in the deaths of multiple victims. Photo by Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2023)

The identities of the victims involved in a tragic shooting incident near Crystal Lake have been released by the McHenry County Coroner. According to Dr. Michael Rein, the deceased individuals are Lauren Smith-Song (32 years old), Jean Song (44 years old), Yuna Song (49 years old), and Chang Song (73 years old).

Autopsies for the four victims were scheduled to be conducted on Thursday, as confirmed by Dr. Rein.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department were alerted to the incident at approximately 3:56 a.m. on Wednesday. The initial emergency call reported multiple gunshot victims within a residence, with the suspect still present at the scene.

Emergency responders promptly arrived at the location, with a medical helicopter on standby and five ambulances dispatched to provide aid.

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