On the night of Saturday, a gunman open fired at a bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois, which resulted in the death of 3 people. 3 more people were also injured during the incident who were taken to the local hospital for treatment.
Police Chief Dan O’Shea informed that two of those who were shot were teenagers. He said that the Police received calls for a shooting with multiple victims at Don Carter Lanes around 6:55 p.m. CT.
“When officers arrived on scene, the shooter was still in the building,” O’Shea said.
“No officers fired their weapons that we know of at this point, but the individual that we believe is responsible, and the only individual we believe at this point to be involved, we may have in custody.” It however remains unclear if the people who were shot were employees or patrons.
Rockford Police later in its Twitter post said that it has taken a suspect into custody. They also urged people to stay away from the area near the Don Carter Lanes bowling alley, as it was an “active situation” and officers were clearing the site.
Rockford’s Mayor Tom McNamara condemned the act through facebook post saying “My thoughts are with the families of those who lost loved ones. I’m also thinking of those who were injured and my hopes are with them for a quick and full recovery.”