Three dead, three injured in shooting at Illinois bowling alley


Police said three people died and three others were injured when one person opened fire on a bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois.

One suspect was in custody, police Tweeted. Those injured included the teenager, Rockford Police Chief Daniel G. O’Shea said further details were not available.

One motive was unknown, but O’Shea said, “We believe it is random.”

The chief emphasized that investigators were still trying to determine what had happened in Don Carter Lane. Police said the shooting occurred both inside and outside the building.

It was not clear why people were at the venue, which had to be closed under the epidemic ban. State regulations say, “Bowling alleys should be closed.”

The Don Carter Lens includes an eatery called Shooter’s Bar & Grill. The Illinois ban states that bars and restaurants can serve on the road in Rockford from 20 to 6 pm to 11 pm on Saturdays, according to the National Weather Service.

The police called the incident a “Proactive shooter investigation,” And O’Shea said the situation was under control later in the evening.

“We believe we have it right now,” he said.

He said that the three survivors are being treated, although their condition is not good.

“Please pray,” said Don Carter Lane on Facebook.

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