KANKAKEE – A man is dead of a reported self inflicted gun shot that occurred while he was lying under a tarp at a Kankakee Baseball field.
According to Kankakee City Police, it happened at 9:41 p.m. Tuesday night at Alpiner Park in 600 block of West Merchant Street. A witness to the scene told Police he saw a man park in a lot and head towards the ball field. According to the witnesses, the man proceeded to lay down on the field and cover himself with a tarp before shooting himself.
The unidentified man was taken to Ascension Saint Mary’s Hospital where he later was pronounced dead. No further details have been released involving the incident.