Two Dead, 1 Wounded at Shooting Near Kankakee County Courthouse

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Kankakee Police Chief Robin Passwater provided an update with few details regarding the Kankakee County Courthouse shooting, and did not take any questions. Just before the video began, Passwater said two gunshot victims died, a third male victim was injured, and two suspects were in custody. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Kankakee responded about 9:15 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the south side entrance of the Kankakee County courthouse near the detention center.

Police on arrival arrested one person who was armed with a weapon. A second person was arrested by Kankakee County sheriff’s deputies while attempting to flee the scene. Witnesses said about 40 rounds were heard, and thought an AK-47 type gun and a 9mm handgun were used.

Kankakee School District 111 was on lockdown immediately after the shooting.

The two people killed in the shooting were men in their 20s. A third male victim was transported to a nearby hospital and was taken into surgery.

“Multiple firearms” were recovered from the scene, including one “long gun,” according to police.

Kankakee is located near I-57 about 60 miles southwest of Chicago. There was no mention of the shooting on the Kankakee Police Department’s official Twitter account several hours after the shooting.

A witness (an attorney and a former police officer) tells CBS 2 Chicago that he saw two bodies lying outside the courthouse. YouTube Tips ⓘ

A shooting near the Kankakee County Courthouse has left two people dead and a third person injured Thursday morning (ABC 7 Chicago). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Crime scene after two shooting victims were killed at a shooting near Kankakee County Courthouse. YouTube Tips ⓘ

FOX 32’s Dane Placko reports on Kankakee County Courthouse. YouTube Tips ⓘ



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