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Bowling alley shooting at Rockford kills 3, suspect detained

A shooting incident at a bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois left three people dead and three injured on Saturday, police said.

A suspect was taken into police custody.

“When officers arrived on scene, the shooter was still in the building,” Rockford Police Chief Daniel O’Shea said at a news briefing.




“No officers fired their weapons that we know of at this point, but the individual that we believe is responsible, and the only individual we believe at this point to be involved, we may have in custody.”

The Rockford police in a tweet described the suspect as White male aged 37.

Responding officers found three people dead at the scene and three others with injuries from gunfire, O’Shea said. Those victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment, he said.



Police believe the shooting was a random attack, O’Shea added.

The shooting happened both inside and outside the bowling alley, he said.

Rockford is about 90 miles northwest of Chicago, near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.