Will County Sheriff’s detectives remain vigilant on the search for partygoers that attended the Halloween Party at 1018 E. Jackson Street, Joliet. Detectives have currently interviewed over 70 individuals. Most have been cooperative but many refuse to cooperate. With the assistance of witness statements, videos, and tips, detectives are aware that several additional individuals that were there have not come forward. Detectives are actively looking for these individuals so the Sheriff’s Office is urging every person who was there to come forward.
Additionally, detectives continue to cultivate leads as they sift through a substantial amount of electronic media in hopes of developing further evidence to capture and arrest the offenders of this heinous shooting.
Victim/hospital update: One male victim remains in critical condition. Two victims continue to be treated for non-life threatening injuries and the six remaining victims have been released.
As stated in previous releases, the hosts of this party initially invited some friends over for a costume party. The invitation spread over social media, which led to several individuals to attend who were unknown to the host or other invitees. Sheriff’s detectives have confirmed that the hosts were not gang affiliated and the deceased victims were merely innocent partygoers.
Additional information will be provided when appropriate.
Media contact person: Kathy Hoffmeyer
Public Information Officer