Who is Kankakee shooter? Gunfire outside courthouse left 2 people dead, many injured

The incident took place between the Kankakee courthouse and the jail at around 9.45 am on Thursday, August 26 morning


                            Who is Kankakee shooter? Gunfire outside courthouse left 2 people dead, many injured
The district announced that local Kankakee Schools have been put on lockdown 'due to a shooting at the courthouse' (Larry W Smith/Getty Images)
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KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS: Gunfire erupted outside of an Illinois courthouse that left two people dead and several others injured, reports say. The incident took place between the Kankakee courthouse and the jail at around 9.45 am on Thursday, August 26 morning. No information about the victims is available at the moment. Police have confirmed at least one fatality and noted there could be more.

The district announced that local Kankakee Schools have been put on lockdown "due to a shooting at the courthouse". A similar incident was reported a few weeks ago wherein two women were killed in a deadly shooting at the new NHK Seating of America factory near Frankfort. A special ed teacher Denise Huguelet who was shot and killed on August 17 when she got caught in the crossfire of a shootout, in Chicago. A harrowing shooting incident took place outside a Times Square theater that left three injured, including a four-year-old girl in May.

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No information about the conditions or the extent of the injuries of the victims were available at the moment. An eyewitness told the Daily Journal that someone with a "long-barrel-style gun" was spotted on the scene. Another witness, who was working on the roof of a nearby building claimed that he spotted someone with "AK-47 type gun". The witness also went on to allege that the armed person confronted another person with a gun that appeared to be a pistol. The witness also claimed that the person (with the weapon) then shot the other person multiple times. Witness also noted that the suspect was arrested by the police.

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Kankakee Police Chief Robin Passwater informed that there are several people in custody in connection to the shooting. The Country Administration building and the courthouse were closed to the public following the shooting. According to police, the coroner was dispatched to the courthouse. The identities of the shooter and the victim have not been released yet. Roads leading to the courthouse were also blocked off.

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