Local News

UPDATE 4:27 P.M. - A source with one of the agencies involved in the shooting investigation has told Regional Radio News that the suspect in this morning's shooting in Taylorville has been apprehended. We are awaiting more details from Taylorville Police and the Christian County Sheriff's Office as they become available.


UPDATE 3:30 P.M. - The suspect's vehicle may have been found in Hillsboro. The Hillsboro School District posted this message on their Facebook page earlier this afternoon.



UPDATE 1:21 P.M. - We have learned through Kennedy's Facebook page that he is from Dubois, IL and works at Continental Tires in Mt. Vernon.


UPDATE 11:32 A.M. - Police say Kennedy's truck is a GMC Sierra, not a GMC Sonoma as previously stated in the first press release. A picture of his car is below.



Police are looking for a man in connection with a shooting that left three people injured in Taylorville early Monday morning.


Taylorville Police responded to the 500 block of S. Walnut around 5 a.m. Monday to a shots fired call. Officers found three people had been shot, one of them being a 13-year-old. All three victims were treated at Taylorville Memorial Hospital before being transferred to Springfield hospitals. Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile says all of the injuries appear to be non-life threatening.


Hile says they are looking for 43-year-old Lee W. Kennedy in connection with the shooting. He says this is not the first domestic incident they have been called to involving Kennedy.



The Christian County State’s Attorney’s Office, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, and other outside agencies are assisting Taylorville Police with the investigation.


Kennedy could be heading back to Southern Illinois, as Hile says he is familiar with that area. He was last seen driving a white 1996 GMC Sonoma extended cab truck with Illinois registration 2-3-6-3-5-1-0-B. Kennedy should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call your local law enforcement agency.

Townhall Top of the Hour News
SRN News
#FarmOn Benefit Concert
Main Office: