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Update: Three shot and killed at Great Lakes Dragaway in Kenosha County

1:15 p.m. on August 14, 2017

UPDATE: Police have identified the three Illinois men shot and killed at a racing event in rural Kenosha County on Sunday.

Investigators say 30-year-old Khalid Howard of Aurora and 26-year-old Derek Edwards of North Aurora died at the scene.  The third man, 30-year-old David Watson of Oswego, died while being taken to the hospital.

According to police, three men were standing in line at a concession stand at the Great Lakes Dragaway around 7:00 p.m. Sunday when a gunman walked up to them and shot them at point blank range. 

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office says it is believed the shooting was gang related as all three victims were known gang members. Police do not have a suspect in custody at this time. The suspect is described is a black man in his 20's with the sides of his head shaved, otherwise known as a high top fade haircut. He was said to be wearing a black hoodie and jeans and driving a black car. 

Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating including the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office, Aurora Police, Chicago Police, and the FBI.

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UPDATE: In a press conference Kenosha Sheriff David Beth said all three people that were shot died. Two died at the scene and a third died on the way to the hospital. 

Sheriff Beth says an unidentified man walked up to the three victims at a vendor and shot them at point blank range.

At least two of the three were from Aurora, Illinois. 

The suspect in the shooting is still on the loose. The suspect is described is a black man in his 20s who was driving a black car the sides of his head are shaved known as a high top fade haircut. He was wearing a black hoodie and jeans.


The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department tells CBS 58 there was a shooting at Great Lakes Dragaway located in Union Grove on Highway KR around 6:59 PM.

Three people were shot, but their current condition is unknown.

Flight For Life tells CBS 58 they were originally called to the scene, but the request was cancelled.

According to the Dragaway's website there was an event called Larry's Fun Fest being held there from 9 AM to 6 PM on Sunday. The Sheriff's Department says over 5,000 people were at the event which attracts people from Milwaukee and Chicago.

Highway KR is currently closed from I-94 to the dragaway.

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