Two men shot to death in Freeport, suspects at large

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — Two people were killed in a shooting in Freeport Thursday night.

Freeport Police say a 36-year-old man and a 32-year-old man were gunned down in the area of Galena and Pleasant streets. Officers found the victims upon arrival at the scene at 7:52 p.m., but they were each pronounced dead a short time later at FHN Memorial.

Police later identified Terrance Haynes, 36, and Justin Capp, 32, as the victims.

Police say two suspects were seen running from the area, but did not provide descriptions.

“I would first like to express the condolences from the Freeport Police Department and the City of Freeport to the families that lost loved ones due to this senseless act of violence,” said Chief Matt Summers.

Police said in a statement: “In response to violent crime concerns, Chief Summers explained that there is a very small percent of the local population that is intent on committing acts of violence. Similarly, there is a small portion of the community that will protect these violent individuals.”

“We’re not going to stop. We have some of the best officers, some of the best investigators in the area. And they will not stop until these shooters are in custody,” said Chief Summers. “I don’t want to call any more parents and tell them that I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s out of control.”

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Freeport Police at 815-235-8222.

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