Joliet, Illinois – The upcoming funeral for seven of the eight victims who lost their lives in the tragic Joliet-area shootings is set to take place on Saturday, marking a solemn and emotional occasion for the community. This comes as the Will County Sheriff’s Office has revealed new details regarding their ongoing investigation into the devastating incident.
The funeral service will commence at 11 a.m. at Victory Church in Joliet, providing an opportunity for loved ones to come together and honor the memories of those who were taken too soon. In light of this heartbreaking tragedy, the community has rallied together to support the families affected and to help cover the costs of the funerals, reflecting the spirit of unity in the face of adversity.
As the family and friends of the victims prepare to bid a final farewell, law enforcement officials have disclosed that they went to Texas to retrieve crucial evidence related to the case. It has been revealed that the firearm used by the assailant, Romeo Nance, in the shooting of Toyosi Bakare is the same weapon that was recovered by authorities in Texas. Tragically, Nance ended his own life using the same firearm following a confrontation with law enforcement in Natalia, Texas.
The devastating events unfolded on January 21 when Nance allegedly carried out a shooting spree that resulted in the loss of eight lives across four different crime scenes. Shockingly, it was confirmed that most of the victims were related to Nance, including his own mother and sisters. The motive behind Nance’s actions remains unclear, leaving the community and law enforcement grappling with unanswered questions and a sense of profound loss.
In a further development, Nance’s girlfriend, Kyleigh Cleveland-Singleton, is facing a charge of obstruction of justice in connection to the case. It has been alleged that she provided false information to law enforcement during their search for Nance. As the investigation continues to unfold, the community remains united in both mourning the victims and seeking justice for the senseless tragedy that has deeply shaken Joliet and its residents.