CHICAGO (CBS/AP) Investigators are on the hunt for a gunman who authorities had said asked his three victims about honeybees before shooting them, killing one man, 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.
Will County (Ill.) Sheriff's Department spokesman Pat Barry said the man tried to talk to all three victims about bees. But Sheriff Paul Kaupas later said that's not the case.
Bees or no bees, authorities are anxious to catch a gunman along the northern Illinois-Indiana border.
ALSO ON CRIMESIDER