3 killed, 3 others injured in shooting at IL bowling alley

3 killed, 3 others injured in shooting at IL bowling alley

Rockford police and other law enforcement agencies investigate the scene of a shooting at bowling alley Don Carter Lanes on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Rockford, Ill.

O'Shea said shots were fired inside and outside of the complex.

O'Shea says the three men who died were aged 73, 65 and 69. The suspect was only identified as a 37-year-old white male. Those victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment, he said. O'Shea said officers believe this is a "completely random act". He did not provide information on what led up to the shooting.

The US Army confirmed that Webb is a sergeant first class now assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group as an assistant operations and intelligence sergeant. He joined the Army in 2008 and was on leave. "My thoughts are with the families of those who lost loved ones". The bowling alley was supposed to be closed in accordance with COVID-induced restrictions. But a bar upstairs was open.

He said three other people had been injured from the gunfire and were being treated at local hospitals. The shooting happened both inside and outside the bowling alley, he said. It was claimed that Webb tried to obscure his identification and hide his weapons.

She said "We believe it's random" in regards to the incident, police called the incident "active shooter investigation". "It's a carryout establishment as well", O'Shea said. He didn't explain why the Florida man was in IL. Investigators were in touch with the Army, he said.

Rockford, one of the largest cities in IL, is located about 90 minutes outside Chicago and two hours southwest of Milwaukee. The next highest total was 31, recorded in 1996.

"This type of violence in the city of Rockford needs to stop", Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara said during the media briefing. "This type of violence throughout our country needs to stop".

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