At least 2 dead in shooting at Illinois courthouse

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KANKAKEE, Ill. — Two men were killed and different was injured connected Thursday successful a shooting adjacent the courthouse successful the tiny bluish Illinois metropolis of Kankakee, authorities said.

Kankakee Police Chief Robin Passwater said officers arrested 2 men and recovered “multiple” firearms, including 1 agelong gun, astatine the scene.

The 2 radical who were fatally changeable were men successful their mid-20s, and the 3rd antheral who was changeable is undergoing surgery, Passwater said during a quality league Thursday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched to the courthouse successful effect to a shots fired telephone astatine astir 9:50 a.m., helium said. Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey told WGN TV earlier that the shooting happened betwixt the courthouse and the region jail.

Passwater did not speech astir a imaginable motive for the shooting and did not instrumentality immoderate questions.

Kankakee is simply a assemblage of astir 26,000 radical located astir 60 miles southbound of Chicago.

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