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Kankakee shooting victim dies; Mayor pleads for community help

And police and the mayor are still asking for the public’s help in their investigation.

Wright’s death comes two days after he and another man were shot in the 700 block of North Greenwood Avenue. 19-year-old Antwan Lawrence, also of Kankakee, is expected to survive.

Wright is the sixth homicide victim in the city this year, and the second this month. 25-year-old Luis Martinez was also a shooting casualty. Pol\ccie said he was found shot to death in a house in the 1000 block of West Hickory Street on October 1.

Investigators report suspects have been arrested in only one of the city murder cases.

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong made a plea for witnesses to come forward and help police apprehend the shooter. At a press conference (Wed) the mayor reached out to the community saying police need people who know something to say something.

The mayor and police chief Price Dumas said officers are pushing forward to gain more information.

94.1 WGFA