Three, including two teenagers, shot dead after gunman opens fire at bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois

A 37-year-old male suspect was taken in custody after the shooting at Don Carter Lanes, Rockford police said in a social media post

The Associated Press December 27, 2020 14:15:37 IST
Three, including two teenagers, shot dead after gunman opens fire at bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois

Rockford police and other law enforcement agencies investigate the scene of a shooting at Don Carter Lanes on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Rockford, that left three people dead and three others wounded. One person of interest was in custody, according to Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea. AP

Rockford: A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois bowling alley, killing three people and injuring three others Saturday night in what authorities believe was a random attack.

A 37-year-old male suspect was in custody after the shooting at Don Carter Lanes, Rockford police said in a social media post.

Two of those who were shot were teenagers, police Chief Dan O'Shea said during a news conference.

O'Shea did not immediately release additional information about the victims. He described the scene as contained and said he did not think any officers fired their weapons while apprehending the suspected gunman.

Rockford is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Chicago.

Mayor Tom McNamara released a statement saying he was “angered and saddened” about the shooting.

“My thoughts are with the families of those who lost loved ones,” McNamara said. “I’m also thinking of those who were injured and my hopes are with them for a quick and full recovery.”

The Rockford Register Star reported that 2020 has been the city's deadliest year for homicides, according to records that date back to 1965. Thirty-five people have been killed in the city this year, breaking the previous record of 31 in 1996.

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