(WLS-TV) John Gabel and his father, Gary, were visiting Dr. Jerry Umanos at an Afghanistan hospital when a security guard opened fire killing the three of them.

The Gabels, both of Palatine, were identified on Friday night. John’s wife, also an American, was wounded in the shooting on Thursday, April 24.

The three were part of a group at The Cure International Hospital in Kabul. Dr. Umanos was a pediatrician helping Afghan children wounded in the war and training a new generation of doctors. He worked at the Lawndale Christian Health Center on Chicago’s West Side for 16 years before he and his wife, Jan Schuitema, moved to Afghanistan.

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