A shooting in a bowling alley in Illinois leaves 3 people dead and 3 wounded


 A gunman opened fire inside a bowling alley in Illinois, killing three people and wounding three others in what authorities believe was a random attack.

Rockford Police said in a social media post that a 37-year-old suspect was in custody after Don Carter Lanes was shot.

Police Chief Dan O’Shea told a news conference that two of the dead were teenagers.

O’Shea did not immediately release additional information about the victims. He described the scene as being contained and said that he did not believe any of the officers fired their weapons during the arrest of the suspected gunman.

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

Mayor Tom McNamara issued a statement saying he was “angry and sad” about the shooting.

“My thoughts are with the families of those who have lost loved ones,” McNamara said. “I also think of those who were injured and my hopes for a speedy and full recovery.”

According to records dating back to 1965, the Rockford Register Star reports that 2020 was the city’s deadliest year for homicides. 35 people were killed in the city this year, breaking the previous record of 31 in 1996.


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