Tinley Park, IL – Maher Kassem, 63, faces four counts of first-degree murder following a domestic incident at his Tinley Park home on January 21.
Kassem is accused of fatally shooting his wife, Majeda Kassem, 53, and their three daughters, Halema, 25; Hanan, 24; and Zahia, 25. The incident reportedly began with a verbal argument on Sunday morning.
According to police reports, Kassem called 911 around 11:20 a.m. Sunday, claiming someone had been shot at his residence in the 7400 block of W. 173rd Place. Responding officers discovered the four women deceased in the home’s lower level. Kassem was taken into custody after he made incriminating statements regarding his involvement in the shooting. A firearm, believed to be the murder weapon, was also recovered at the scene.
Tinley Park Mayor Michael Glotz expressed profound sorrow over the tragedy, lamenting the senseless loss of life due to domestic violence. The community is in mourning for the Kassem family, with many offering condolences and support. Kassem is scheduled for a bond hearing at 1:30 p.m. today at the Fifth Municipal Building in Bridgeview.