KANKAKEE, IL – A spate of gun violence incidents rocked the city of Kankakee over the weekend, leaving residents concerned about their safety.
According to City Police reports, one incident involved a home occupied by a man and three children becoming the target of gunfire. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident, which occurred just before midnight on Friday night in the 500 block of South Indiana.
Law enforcement officials discovered multiple shell casings at the scene, although an exact count was not disclosed. Disturbingly, at least three of the projectiles struck the residence itself. The perplexed resident told Kankakee Police that he had no knowledge of any reason someone would want to shoot at his house.
In a separate incident just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of South Entrance. Upon arrival, officers encountered two men who claimed to have been in the vicinity but insisted they witnessed nothing. A thorough search of both individuals yielded no weapons. However, authorities recovered shell casings in the area and stumbled upon a bag containing ammunition beneath a nearby tree, along with a stolen gun.
Both incidents remain under investigation. Local authorities are urging community members to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities.
The Kankakee Police Department is urging anyone with information regarding these incidents to contact them directly.