KANKAKEE — 4 individuals had been injured when a number of shooters opened fireplace from a automobile because it handed by a bar within the northern Illinois city of Kankakee, authorities stated.
Greater than 50 rounds had been fired into the gang outdoors the Worldwide Lounge shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday. The Every day Journal reported the bar had closed early for the night, and that the photographs had been fired from a number of completely different weapons.
Two individuals needed to be airlifted to superior trauma care hospitals, police stated.
Kankakee Police Chief Robin Passwater and Mayor Chris Curtis each expressed frustration that many individuals witnessed the taking pictures however the majority wouldn’t cooperate with legislation enforcement.
“They hold telling us they’re afraid of retaliation, and that excuse is getting previous,” Passwater stated. “They know what’s going on. It has turn out to be acceptable to not discuss to us after which blame us once we cannot clear up the crime.”
Curtis stated the town will proceed to work to put in cameras throughotu the town. He stated that whereas cameras might not cease violence from occurring, “it is going to drastically improve the flexibility to resolve teh crimes and convey justice for the victims.”
Kankakee is situated 60 miles south of Chicago.