Kankakee County Shooting: Five Victims, Two Dead at Banquet Hall


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Pembroke Township, IL – Authorities responded to reports of gunfire late Friday night, resulting in two fatalities and multiple injuries at a local banquet hall.

According to the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, officers arrived at approximately 11:51 p.m. on Friday after receiving calls about shots fired at 13100 E Central St. Upon arrival, deputies reportedly found large crowds fleeing from two parties at the hall. Five victims were discovered with gunshot wounds, two of whom were pronounced dead—one at the scene and another at a nearby hospital. Authorities have withheld the identities of the deceased pending notification of next of kin.

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the incident and urge anyone with information to contact KanComm at (815) 933-3324 or CrimeStoppers at (815) 93-CRIME. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest or conviction may be eligible for a cash reward.


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