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UPDATE: Fight Between Brothers Over Living Arrangements Led to Shooting; 1 Dead, 1 in Critical Condition

The fight erupted Monday evening between two brothers while they were mourning the loss of a third brother, Brian Grundei, who died in recent weeks after drowning in a Deerfield retention pond.

Credit: NBC Chicago video
Credit: NBC Chicago video
Only weeks after the drowning death of Brian Grundei in Deerfield, his brother, Robert Grundei, was killed Monday evening after police said a third brother in the family, Mark Grundei, shot him, according to media reports. 

A fight between Mark and Robert erupted Monday evening at the family's home in the 11000 block of Morning Glory Lane in Huntley where Mark Grundei lived with his 81-year-old mother, Alyce Grundei, according to the Daily Herald. 

Robert Grundei, 47, was visiting from Coral Springs, Flor., to help with arrangements following the death of Brian Grundei and was also assisting with the sale of the family's Huntley home, according to the article. 

A disagreement over "living arrangements" spurred the fight. The Huntley home had been sold and Mark Grundei, 50, was planning to leave the house while Robert stayed during the next couple weeks until the family had to move out. 

At some point during the argument, .38-caliber revolver was brought out and Robert was killed after being shot in the shoulder and head, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Meanwhile, Mark remained in critical condition at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin while his mother, who was grazed by a bullet, was released from the Elgin hospital Tuesday morning, according to CBS Chicago. 

You can watch an interview with the Huntley police chief above.




snl May 27, 2014 at 03:16 PM
One gun, killed one, and critically injured the other. Maybe, you reporters or editors could explain how that happened. You didn't proof this?
Murphys Law May 27, 2014 at 07:32 PM
Maybe the police just aren't releasing details yet. Nice to read an article without speculation.
John May 28, 2014 at 04:03 PM
I too am curious if only one gun how one brother was shot dead with 2 shots the other brother was shot in the head and lived and the mother was grazed by another shot??? had to be 2 guns unless the dead brother shot first lost gun or dead brother tried to get gun away shot his brother and mother then lost the gun and was shot twice himself. Big part missing somewhere??
babs May 28, 2014 at 04:44 PM
one brother attempted suicide after he shot his brother
babs May 28, 2014 at 04:45 PM
why only one gun needed

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