Amber Alert issued for two young children after mother was shot to death

MARKHAM, IL (WKRG) - Two young children are the subject of an Amber Alert issued overnight by the Illinois State Police.

Authorities say Lynn Roby, 3, and Jordyn Washington, 2, were taken by their father, 40-year-old Lynn Washington, on Wednesday. The father is a suspect in the shooting death of the children's mother in Markham, Illinois, according to reports by local news outlets.

Law enforcement officials believe the children are in danger and could be traveling south. 

They were last seen in a silver-colored vehicle -- a 2004 or 2005 Chevrolet Malibu or Impala.

Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1.

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