Three people shot dead after gunman ‘opens fire at random’ at bowling alley in Illinois

THREE people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a bowling alley in Illinois, police said.

Another three people were injured in the incidents on Saturday night, WTVO reported.

Three people have died after a gunman opened fire on a bowling alley in Illinois, police said.
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Police said the incident happened at Don Carter Lanes [/caption]

Rockford police said in a statement that there was an active shooter investigation near Don Carter Lanes around 7.15pm, as they advised people to avoid the area.

“Please continue to stay away from Don Carter’s area on East State Street,” Illinois cops said around 8.15.

“It’s still an active situation and officers are continuing to clear the area.”

Chief Dan O’Shea said three people were confirmed dead in the incidents, WBBM-TV reported.

Another three people were injured by gunshots and are being treated at nearby hospitals, O’Shea said.

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Police said they believe the incident is a random attack[/caption]

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Three people were killed, and another three were injured in the incidents[/caption]

O’Shea said that people were shot both inside and outside the bowling alley, WTVO reported.

Police believe the shooting was a random attack, the Associated Press reported.

One “person of interest” was arrested in the incidents, O’Shea said.

Police said in an update around 9.24 that a suspect is in custody.

Cops have not revealed the identity of the person.

Police have not revealed any information on the ages of the victims.

Two teenagers were among the victims, O’Shea said, according to the Associated Press.

Don Carter Lanes shared a post on social media late Saturday.

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“Pray Please,” the bowling alley said.

Police said the investigation is “active and ongoing.”

Cops asked anyone with information to contact 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 815-963-7867.


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