CHICAGO — Authorities are searching for a disheveled gunman they say asked about honeybees before shooting three men, one of them fatally, in rural areas of Illinois and Indiana.
The apparently random shootings began around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at a work site in Illinois and ended about an hour later across the state line on an Indiana farm.
The gunman fatally shot 45-year-old Rolando Alonso and wounded 19-year-old Joshua Garza near Beecher, Ill. He later wounded 64-year-old farmer Keith Dahl near Lowell, Ind.
The suspect, described as heavyset, unkempt and mentally unbalanced, is thought to be driving a 1990s Chevrolet pickup with a loud muffler.
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Will County Sheriff's Department spokesman Pat Barry says the man tried to talk to all three victims about bees.