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KANKAKEE — Closing in on a month since a drive-by shooting outside the International Lounge in Kankakee, two victims remain hospitalized, according to Kankakee Police Chief Robin Passwater.

A total of four injuries — three with gunshot wounds — were reported following the Nov. 20 incident at the 698 N. Schuyler Ave. establishment.

“Our investigators are continuing to actively investigate the information we have and await evidence testing results from the [Illinois State Police] lab,” Passwater said.

On Nov. 20, an evening when the bar closed early, people were exiting the building when multiple shooters in a passing vehicle opened fire on them.

Officers at the scene believe that more than 50 rounds were fired from several different weapons. Investigators recovered one weapon at the scene, police said.

Witnesses were uncooperative following the shooting, officials said.

Jeff Bonty is a reporter for The Daily Journal. He can be reached at jbonty@daily-journal.com and 815-937-3366.


Jeff Bonty has worked for The Daily Journal since September 1986, starting in the sports department before moving to news reporting in 2002. He's a native of Indiana and graduate of Purdue University. His email is jbonty@daily-journal.com.