Rockford shooting: 6 shots, 3 killed in apparently random act at Don Carter Lane Bowling Alley, police say


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WLS) – A Rockman opened fire inside a Rockford Bowling alley, killing three people and three others on Saturday night after authorities believe it was a random attack.

Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said during a news conference that a “person of interest” was taken into custody following the shooting of Don Carter Lane on East State Street.

WATCH: Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea gives the latest on the shooting

O’Shea said he did not think any officers fired their weapons, but the shooter was active when police arrived at the scene.

Police said a 37-year-old man was in custody in connection with the incident.

Those shots involved two teenagers, O’Shea said, but he did not know their age.

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Rockford Police in a tweet at around 7:15 pm asked to avoid the public area during the following investigation

O’Shea said Rockford Police received a call for shots being fired at Bowling Alley at 6:55 pm

Republican US Rep. Adam Kinzinger, whose district includes Rockford, tweeted, “He was praying for the victims and their families tonight after the heinous attack in our community.”

Rockford is about 80 miles northwest of Chicago.

ABC News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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