CRIME

Massive search underway for man suspected of shooting 2 deputies northwest of Chicago

  • This undated photo provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office shows 52-year-old Scott Peters. Authorities are conducting a massive search in McHenry County for Peters, who is suspected of shooting two sheriff's deputies with a rifle early Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2014, in Holiday Hills, Ill., when they responded to a domestic dispute. Authorities say the deputies are in stable condition. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

    This undated photo provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office shows 52-year-old Scott Peters. Authorities are conducting a massive search in McHenry County for Peters, who is suspected of shooting two sheriff's deputies with a rifle early Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2014, in Holiday Hills, Ill., when they responded to a domestic dispute. Authorities say the deputies are in stable condition. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo released by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office shows 52-year-old Scott Peters. Authorities say that Peters, suspected of shooting two sheriff's deputies Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Holiday Hills, Ill., has been captured after more than 15 hours on the loose. Peters is suspected of firing a rifle through the front door when deputies arrived at his home responding to a domestic disturbance call around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo released by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office shows 52-year-old Scott Peters. Authorities say that Peters, suspected of shooting two sheriff's deputies Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Holiday Hills, Ill., has been captured after more than 15 hours on the loose. Peters is suspected of firing a rifle through the front door when deputies arrived at his home responding to a domestic disturbance call around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, File)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities are searching for a man suspected of shooting two sheriff's deputies in suburban Chicago and warning the public that he should be considered "armed and extremely dangerous."

The McHenry County sheriff says investigators believe 52-year-old Scott Peters fled after opening fire with a rifle as deputies responded to a domestic dispute early Thursday morning in Holiday Hills.

Sheriff Keith Nygren (NEYE'-grin) says Peters' whereabouts are unknown, and that deputies are going door-to-door in the small village to make sure everyone is safe. The sheriff says the military veteran should be considered "armed and extremely dangerous."

Authorities say the deputies are in stable condition, and the suspect's wife and child, who were in the home, weren't injured.

Holiday Hills is about 45 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.