Illinois and Indiana Shooting: Man Shoots 3 For No Reason
Update: 4:32 pm PT
The identity of the suspect is still unknown, but he is being described as 'mentally unstable' and was last seen heading towards Gary.
It has now been revealed that the man drove past the scene of the first shooting twice, asking the men outside from Rich Construction if they were selling paneling or plywood. After he stopped he talked briefly with the men before opening fire when one began to walk away. He killed a 45-year-old man, and wounded a 19-year-old by shooting him in the head and stomach.
The second shooting happened about 40 minutes later when farmer Peter Dahl, 64, was shot in the arm and shoulder after the suspect shot him three times.
This man is considered dangerous and police are still searching for him.
Police are Searching a Man Who is Suspected of Shooting Three, One Fatally, in Illinois and Indiana
The man is suspected to be driving a pickup truck and the first shooting occurred around 10:50 am at Stoney Island Avenue and Will-Kankakee County Line Road near Beecher in Will County according to Chicago Breaking News.
The suspected shooter started talking to one man outside the fire-damaged home about honey bees and as soon as that man started walking away, he shot and killed him. He then walked into the home and shot another worker who is now in critical condition. A third man managed to get away.
Will County spokesman Pat Barry said a man with a similar description also shot a farmer on Cline Avenue in Lowell, after asking him about honey bees.
Barry said the man started talking "about bees, honey bees" before shooting.
"And as soon as the guys started walking away, he shot him," Barry said. "Nobody seems to know who this guy is. . .It looks like the suspect is probably very, very unstable."
The man is described as being in his 40s, disheveled-looking and about 5 feet, eight inches tall. He is thought to be wearing a light green windbreaker, jeans, a light shirt, brown shoes and maybe a baseball cap.
Lowell officials have put the schools in the region on lockdown as a precaution.