At least 3 dead, 3 others injured in bowling alley shooting in Illinois, authorities say
ROCKFORD, IL - Three people were killed and three others injured in a shooting on Don Carter Lanes, a bowling alley in Rockford, on Saturday.
Police Chief Dan O'Shea said they had a person of interest to custody who is believed to be the sole shooter. However, he said the investigation was "very, very fluid" and ongoing.
O'Shea said shots were fired inside and outside the bowling alley.
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"We have the scene safe and one person of interest in custody," said O'Shea. "When the officers arrived on site, the shooter was still in the building. No officers fired their guns who we know of at the time, but the person we believe is responsible and the only person from who we believe she is involved in on this point, we are in custody. "
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He had no information on any of the victims of the shooting. "I know two teenagers were shot, but I don't know the age," said O'Shea.
Police have cleared the area and are asking the public to stay away.
Filming takes place towards the end of the deadliest year in Rockford, Illinois. There have been 35 murders in the city that year, most in a year dating back to 1965 records. The second highest number was registered in 1996 at 31.
According to the latest police data released on Thursday, the city suffered 21% more violent crimes and 49% more gunshots through November this year.
This article originally appeared on Rockford Register Star: Fatal Shots at a Bowling Alley in Northern Illinois, Authorities say
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