At least 2 dead and 1 injured in shooting near an Illinois courthouse

At least 2 dead and 1 injured in shooting near an Illinois courthouse

Two people were killed and another injured Thursday morning in a shooting near the courthouse in the small northern Illinois town of Kankakee, said the mayor.

Mayor Christopher Curtis told The Associated Press in a text message that the suspects in the shooting have been detained. Curtis did not provide further details on the victims or suspects. His assistant, David Guzmán, reported that the area has been secured and that there is no longer any danger to the public.

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey told WGN TV the shooting happened around 9:45 a.m. near the county courthouse and jail. Downey did not provide further details.

Kankakee is a community of approximately 26,000 people located about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Chicago.


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